Butler Co. Supt. finalist for new job

Mike Looney becomes a finalist for a new job in Tennessee
Mike Looney becomes a finalist for a new job in Tennessee

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GREENVILLE, AL (WSFA) - The school year is just beginning, but for Butler County that might soon mean the beginning of something else - the search for a new leader.

Superintendent Mike Looney learned Tuesday morning he's one of two finalists in the running for a position in Tennessee.

Looney and Dennis Dearden, Director of Schools in Marana, Arizona are seeking the superintendent's job for the Williamson County School System in Tennessee.

The board says it will do on-site visits with Looney and Dearden in the coming days. Looney will host his potential employers on Thursday as they travel to Greenville.

A decision is expected in the search by Wednesday, September 2.

If Looney gets the jobs he'll take on a much larger task than he currently has. The Butler County School District is made up of 8 schools with just under 4,000 students. The Williamson County School District teaches nearly 30,000 students from 37 schools.

WSFA 12 News will keep you updated on the latest developments.

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