UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The Prince George’s County school system is facing a search for a new superintendent after schools chief William Hite announced he is leaving for Philadelphia.
Hite’s announcement came just after Deputy Superintendent Bonita Colman-Potter announced she is leaving to take a job in Mississippi.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Storm Threat Prompts Alert Day Saturday
The school board has said an interim superintendent will be named within weeks. The board also plans to announce a process for selecting Hite’s permanent successor.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Stepping Up Deployment On Fourth Of July Weekend, Commissioner Says
School board Chair Verjeana Jacobs tells The Washington Post the board will work to ensure a smooth transition.
Hite says he plans to honor his contract in Prince George’s, which requires him to give the board 120 days written notice unless they agree on a different time period in writing. Hite says he’s also discussing the transition with County Executive Rushern Baker.MORE NEWS: State Police Expand Traffic Enforcement On I-83 In Baltimore City
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