MITCHELLVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- The school bells will be ringing in Prince George's County Monday. It's back to school time for 120,000 public school children.
The day was even more special for those attending a brand new school in Greenbelt. Greenbelt Middle School, which meets LEED gold standards, will have nearly 1,000 students in grades 6 through 8 in attendance.
This year will bring a big change in leadership in county schools. Superintendent Dr. William Hite is moving to Philadelphia to lead its school system. His departure is a disappointment for many people. School officials said Hite had brought stability, progress, transparency and accountability over his six year tenure.
Peggy Fox caught up with Dr. Hite on Monday morning. Watch the interview with him above.
Dr. Alvin Crawley will serve as Interim Superintendent of Prince George's County Public Schools for the 2012-13 school year.