JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- After weeks of review, the Duval County School Board has narrowed the list of candidates to be the next superintendent down to three.
Board members tell Action News the search has presented some challenges. Florida's Sunshine Law meant applications were open to the public, and that may have discouraged some from applying. Out of the 30 original candidates, however, they feel confident the right one is among them.
The final three are:
Kriner Cash - Superintendent of Memphis City Schools
Nikolai Vitti - Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum in Miami
Dale Robbins - Associate Superintendent of Clayton County Schools (Georgia)
"The academics [requirement] is almost a given at this level," said Board member WC Gentry. "All of these gentlemen meet that. They know how to move schools. I want to make sure they know how to move an organization."
To do that, Board members may travel to the candidates current districts for a review.
"I'm also looking at organizational skills. We need someone who can look at this district, and I think reinvision this district, to get the maximum benefit of our dollars and our human capital."
The next discussion meeting is schedule for the second week in September, with the possiblity of another round of interviews to follow. A final selection date has not been set.