Kyna Koch, who has been working as a consultant for Fayette County Public Schools to help fix problems found by state Auditor Adam Edelen, is set to continue to work for the next six months.
Koch also is expected to get a new title.
The school board on Monday approved a new six-month temporary position called administrative services senior director.
Fayette Interim Superintendent Marlene Helm said that while the job would be posted before anyone is officially named, Koch could begin Monday in that position and would continue to earn $500 a day through June 30.
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Koch has been working since September on a budget and finance overhaul after Edelen found "chronic mismanagement."
The working relationship between the district's budget director and finance director was described in Edelen's report as "toxic," and their lack of communication was blamed in part for accounting errors.
Helm said the administrative services senior director would oversee and help those two employees work together "because they are so critical to making sure that our total financial picture is really sound."
Koch formerly oversaw finance, data, facilities, transportation and school food service as associate commissioner of district support services for the Kentucky Department of Education. She also was finance commissioner for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.