By MATT BLOIS
Williamson County Schools superintendent Mike Looney will step aside temporarily to get treatment for a tumor in his pancreas.
According to a statement from communications director Carol Birdsong, Looney recently learned about the tumor and will be having surgery and undergoing treatment during the next several weeks.
The statement says the district doesn’t know exactly when Looney will step aside. Deputy Superintendent Jason Golden will step in to run the district while Looney is getting treatment.
The statement says that he originally sent a message about the tumor to district staff, and that he is disappointed that the message was shared with the media. The district sent out an official statement after a media outlet published the message to staff.