Vitti Chosen as New Jacksonville (Fla.) School Chief

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Thursday, September 27, 2012

In a vote of 5 to 2, the Duval County School Board chose a Miami, Florida bureaucrat for its next Superintendent of Schools.

The vote came after months of screenings, meetings, collegial q and a, interviews by groups and individuals. But the vote remained 5 to 2.

The vote was along party and racial lines. On the last two days of interviews with the three remaining candidates for the job, a casual observer would assume that minds had not been quite made up. Candidates Nikolai Vitti, Dale Robbins, and Kriner Cash answered a final round of questioning that lasted more than 4 hours each.

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