Marshwood School District Superintendent Jeffrey Bearden has been offered the superintendent’s job at the Fayette County Public Schools system in Fayetteville, Ga.

If negotiations work out, Bearden will be moving from a district with five schools and 2,500 students to a district with 30 schools and 21,000 students about 20 miles south of Atlanta.

Bearden would take the post in January. The Marshwood district, which includes South Berwick and Eliot, is also known as Maine School Administrative District 35.

He has been with the Marshwood School District since 2007.