Scott Shine

Duval County School Board, District 2


8:37 am – For immediate release

Statement regarding possible departure of DCPS Superintendent Vitti


I learned today DCPS Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti is interviewing for the position of Superintendent of Schools in Detroit Michigan. Should Dr. Vitti decide to leave DCPS, it would certainly be a loss to our public school system and community. It is my sincere hope that his ultimate decision will be to continue on in Duval County.

Dr. Vitti has made a clear, positive contribution to our district with documented improvement in graduation rates, teacher job satisfaction, academic performance, and modernizing education delivery.

Dr. Vitti is from Detroit and still has family and many friends in that community. We talked at length about his decision and I know the idea of returning to his home city is a significant factor in his interest in Detroit Schools. I told Dr. Vitti that I support his continued employment with DCPS and welcome him to stay. But, that he has done an exceptional job with our school district and I will support him and recommend him in seeking the Superintendent position in Detroit, if that is the direction he wants to take.


Scott Shine