Sumter County superintendent, Dr. Fred Primm, has agreed to take the same position with Bessemer City Schools in Jefferson County.
In a letter to the Sumter County School Board, Primm stated that July 5 will be his final day in his current position.
According to The Birmingham News, Primm beat out Starkville's assistant superintendent for the job.
Primm was one of five candidates interviewed last month.
Primm has worked as Sumter County's superintendent since 2005.
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