Duval County School Board discusses superintendent finalists

Candidates scheduled for one more interview; vote set for Sept. 25

Published On: Sep 11 2012 01:20:30 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 11 2012 03:14:22 PM EDT
3 Duval County school superintendent finalists
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The Duval County School Board discussed its search for a new superintendent at a workshop meeting Tuesday.

Board members will not travel to the hometowns of the three finalists as initially thought, but will bring them back to Jacksonville for one more round of interviews Sept. 24.

The vote for the next superintendent is tentatively scheduled for Sept 25.

School Board Chairwoman Betty Burney said the process has been going well.

"We have engaged every facet of the public," Burney said. "If there is anyone in the public who says that they have not been engaged, then I don't know what else we could do."

Last month, the board narrowed the field to Kriner Cash, superintendent of Memphis, Tenn., School District; Dale Robbins, associate superintendent of the Gwinnett, Ga., School District; and Nikolai Vitti, an assistant superintendent with Miami-Dade schools.

During an all-day workshop, board members asked the same questions of each candidate. The questions included leadership style, experience making unpopular decisions and how they would take the school district to the next level.

For more information on the superintendent finalists, read their applications: