Douglas County School District CFO leaves for Cherry Creek

Scott Smith spent six years with DCSD


The Douglas County School District's chief financial officer left the school district this month for a job with the Cherry Creek School District.

Scott Smith's last day with DCSD was Feb. 21. He was scheduled to begin as the chief financial officer and chief operating officer for CCSD on Feb. 24.

“We sincerely thank Mr. Smith for his service and dedication to DCSD over the past six years and wish him the best in his new endeavor,” said Superintendent Thomas Tucker in an email sent to parents on Jan. 22.

Smith was earning $155,250 with DCSD. He began in June 2013 as the budget director, earning $135,355, and was promoted to chief financial officer in July 2018. Smith was not available for comment.

Smith informed Tucker and the school board of his resignation in a Jan. 21 letter, telling the board he had “not arrived at this decision lightly,” calling the position with CCSD “an opportunity that I cannot pass up.”

He said the leadership team in the district's business services department was “incredibly strong” and able to support the district in his absence.

“Our proudest achievements as a team have been restoring public faith and confidence in the financials of DCSD and turning around the culture and climate of the business services department,” Smith wrote.


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