Duval County Superintendent Nikolai Vitti will be leaving Jacksonville this summer to lead public schools in Detroit, Mich., his hometown. Dr. Vitti has been a force for change in Jacksonville since he was first hired in 2012, and our schools have continued to improve across a broad variety of measures during his tenure.
As we enter this time of transition for our public schools, it is important we remember that improving our public education system for all kids is a long-term effort. As a community, we can’t lose the momentum we’ve built toward progress.
Over the coming weeks, we will work to ensure that the selection of our next Superintendent is transparent and follows national best practices.
This Issue Review examines the last Duval superintendent search conducted in 2012 and also explores some methods employed across the U.S. that could help the Duval County School Board as they work to appoint a successor.
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