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Williamson County BOE will visit Butler County

Butler County Superintendent Mike Looney remains a candidate to lead the Williamson County School District in Tennessee, but school officials voted on Monday night to visit Butler County for an on-site visit.

The Williamson County Board of Education will visit Butler County as well as the location of another candidate, Dennis Dearden, in Marana, Arizona, before making its decision, according to Carol Birdsong, communications director for the Williamson County School District.

A third candidate, Dr. Barry Carroll, Superintendent of Limestone County Schools, was eliminated from consideration by the board on Monday, said Birdsong.

In an email, Birdsong said board members would travel to Butler County “within the week,” but no visit had been scheduled yet. The board will next meet on Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. to select its new Director of Schools and begin contract negotiations, said Birdsong.