Dr. Mike Looney leaving Williamson Co. Schools to lead Atlanta-area district

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The school district of Fulton County, Georgia, has picked a new superintendent.

Dr. Mike Looney accepted the superintendent position at Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday morning. He will leave Williamson County Schools in Franklin, Tenn., at the end of this year. 

According to the Fulton Co. School District, their school board unanimously confirmed him for the position and he accepted the position just after. 

The district has offered Looney a base salary of $329,000, which is $34,000 more than the previous superintendent earned. He’ll also get a $1,250 monthly “routine” expense allowance that doesn’t require him to document purchases.

The district also promised to reimburse Looney for any “reasonable travel or other expenses,” pending board approval. He’ll also get $800 per month for automobile expenses and will be reimbursed for insurance, fuel, service and repairs.

Looney is expected to start in mid-June but will work as a consultant for the district at a daily rate of $1,400 until then.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 for updates. 

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