Williamson Co. Schools Director Mike Looney finalist for job in Fulton County, Ga.

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Williamson County Schools may lose their long-time director, Dr. Mike Looney, to a school district in Georgia, according to a tweet from the Fulton County, Ga., school system. 

The Fulton County Board of Education announced Wednesday that Looney has been selected as a finalist for their superintendent position. 

Williamson County Schools are considered one of the best school districts in Tennessee. 

Gary Anderson, Chairman of the Board of Education sent this statement about Dr. Looney: 

On behalf of the Williamson County Board of Education, I want to thank Dr. Looney for his service to Williamson County Schools and wish him the best in his next endeavor. Should Dr. Looney sign a contract with Fulton County Schools on May 2, the WCS Board, at its regular May meeting, plans to name an interim superintendent and establish the effective date of that leadership transition.

We have a strong leadership team in place at the Central Office and in our schools, and our teachers and staff are focused on success for all students. Our students come prepared to learn and achieve, and our parental involvement is second to none.

For more than 25 years, Williamson County Schools has been recognized as a top performing school district in the state, and I believe that will continue for years to come. The Williamson County community should expect a seamless transition as we move on to our next Superintendent of Schools.

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

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