June 29, 2012
For Immediate Release
Office of Communications
Board of Education Statement on Superintendent Hite’s Departure
Upper Marlboro, MD - The Prince George’s County Board of Education released the following statement regarding the impending departure of Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of Schools:
Dr. Hite has served Prince George’s County Public Schools with distinction over the last six years and it is with deep disappointment that we greet the news of his departure. He has led Prince George’s County schools with vision and innovation under financial challenges that might have broken a weaker superintendent. We appreciate the stability, progress, transparency and accountability that accompanied his tenure. The foundation for future success is firmly in place thanks in large part to his efforts.
Dr. Hite’s contract contains a 120-day notice provision. We will work with the Superintendent over the next four months on a transition plan to ensure a smooth start to the 2012-2013 school year. In the coming weeks, the Board of Education will decide on an interim superintendent and announce plans to work with the community on the process for selecting Dr. Hite’s successor.
We hope that you will join us in wishing Dr. Hite the very best in his new post and extending sincere appreciation for all that he helped us to accomplish in Prince George’s County.
About PGCPS: Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 204 schools, approximately 125,000 students and nearly 18,000 employees. With an annual budget of $1.6 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities. PGCPS is nationally recognized for its innovative programs and initiatives, including the expansion of Advanced Placement courses and partnerships with businesses and institutions of higher learning.