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Georgia school district to hire new leader from Tennessee

May 3, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) — The school district of Fulton County, Georgia, has picked a new superintendent.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the board voted Thursday to hire Mike Looney, the current superintendent of Williamson County Schools in Franklin, Tennessee.

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.

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This story has been corrected to show that Looney’s base salary is $34,000 more than his predecessor, not $100,000 more.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com