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Dennis Covington named Round Rock ISD's Chief Financial Officer - Round Rock ISD News

Superintendent Dr. Hafedh Azaiez announced that Dennis Covington will join the District’s leadership team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Covington will begin his new role by early October.

“I am very excited to be a part of the leadership team of Round Rock ISD,” Covington said. “As the CFO, my role is to support the instruction and academic achievement of our students in the most efficient and economical way possible. I look forward to continuing those efforts on behalf of the students, staff and community of Round Rock ISD.”

Covington currently serves as CFO for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS). He is responsible for managing the District’s $350 million operating budget and overseeing the Finance, Technology, Risk Management, Transportation, School Nutrition, Athletics, Security, and Facilities Maintenance departments. In this role, he also managed the execution of their $235 million bond program, and in the process, saved the KCKPS over $35 million through refinancing the bond issuance. Before KCKPS, he served Union Public School as CFO, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools in multiple leadership positions in the Finance Department and the United States Air Force (USAF) as a Director of Programs and Budget. He has a total of 36 years of experience in planning and managing financial operations and 24 years of experience in school district finance.

Covington has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from East Carolina University and is an alumnus of the USAF’s Budget Officers and Staff Officers schools.

“Dennis Covington has over 35 years of experience in successfully managing financial operations of multi-million and multi-billion dollar budgets and is an expert in school finance with a proven ability to produce strong financial results,” Dr. Azaiez said. “I’m excited to welcome him to our leadership team and am confident he will continue to further build the tradition of financial excellence in our Finance Department and District.”