The Philadelphia School District has a new chief financial officer.
Uri Monson, now the top finance official for Montgomery County, will move into the long-vacant Philadelphia job next month.
Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr. said the district, which lost former CFO Matt Stanski at the end of the last school year, needs "a strong, thoughtful, and steady approach to its finances, given the instability of revenues." Long on shaky financial ground, the school system is not guaranteed to have enough money to get through the end of the school year because of the budget stalemate in Harrisburg.
"Philadelphia is lucky to get Monson," Hite said. "Uri has extensive public finance experience, having served as Montgomery County's CFO during difficult financial times."
Prior to Monson's work in Montgomery County, he was the executive director of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority - the organization charged with reviewing the city's budget to ensure financial stability.
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