CHICAGO — The Chicago Public Schools’ chief financial officer, Diana Ferguson, has resigned her position effective next week, but will continue to work on a pro bono basis until a replacement is named, officials said this week.

Ferguson was among just a few top CPS administrators who were kept on the school leadership team selected by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who took office Monday. Her departure comes as the district is grappling with a $720 million deficit in its next budget. The mayor also appoints members of the Chicago Board of Education.

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