UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The Prince George’s County school board is beginning its search for a new superintendent as the school system contends with a void in leadership following Superintendent William Hite’s departure.

A consulting company hired to identify and screen candidates has met with community stakeholders to discuss the type of superintendent they want.

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The Washington Post reports the company is set to present its findings to the board Dec. 13 at a public meeting. A list of candidates is to be announced and interviewed in the spring. Then the board is expected to name a new schools chief by July.

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Since Hite’s departure, the chief personnel, legal and financial officers also left.

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The school board hired Alvin Crawley, a D.C. Public Schools official, as interim chief, along with other interim leaders.
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