Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker asked Alvin Crawley to extend his contract as interim superintendent, Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reported.
Crawley's resignation is effective June 3.
He resigned following Baker's school system takeover. Under the new regulations, Baker will hear recommendations from a three-member search committee appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and then pick three finalists for the county's superintendent position, renamed CEO of Prince George's County Public Schools.
All three candidates for the position, including Crawley, withdrew their names from consideration.