From the Denver Post:
Denver Public Schools has hired a high-profile politician to be the district's next chief financial officer.
Outgoing House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, will join the school district July 21. Ferrandino, who was term-limited and could not seek re-election, will serve the rest of his term, which ends in January.
"I was starting to look at what options and opportunities were out there, and this opportunity came in front of me," Ferrandino said. "When I look at the big things that I'm passionate about, education is one them."