William R. Hite Jr. will assume full-time duties as Philadelphia's superintendent of schools two weeks earlier than expected.
The Prince George's County (Md.) Board of Education on Thursday approved Hite's request to be released from his contract early, the Washington Post reported Friday.
The 59-year-old educator confirmed in a text message to The Inquirer that Friday was his last day in Maryland.
Hite, who had been dividing his time between the districts since the middle of July, will switch to full-time status in the city the week of Sept. 17. Because of Rosh Hashanah holiday, his first official day will be Sept. 19.