It's a topic that has parents, school board members and politicians talking .... The Duval County School Superintendent's recent proposal of open enrollment. The proposal would allow families to choose any school in the district for their children to attend... Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem caught up with Superintendent Vitti today ... to talk about the opinions surrounding his choice. 3 00-05 18-23Duval County school's Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti says currently if people don't like their neighborhood school they can send their children to a magnet school, but that only benefits academically or athletically gifted kids.An open enrollment policy would open school selection to everyone else.Superintendent Dr.Nikolai Vitti, Duval Co School Board 54:25 I think we've been reactive for too long and seeing too many kids leave our public school system and we should have been doing this years before I believeSU: Under the proposal, Englewood High students, for instance, could apply to go to Robert E Lee.53:26 What I'm trying to do is be more competitive and say well if you aren't happy with your boundary school then don't go to a charter go to another traditional school I think the community would rather see kids stay in traditional public schools because ultimately it affects our bottom line.) If the school is full, parents would have to choose another.It does not cover transportation. Vitti's proposal would give higher performing teachers and principals incentives, and transfer them to lower performing schools.The committee is expected to vote on the plan in early April-- in a statement House Democratic Leader pro tempore Mia L. Jones says she's trying to push the vote date back.... ) "Parents should be given choice but we also have an obligation to neighborhoods to fix schools that are underperforming and bring them up to the same standards of quality. I urge the members of the Duval County Public School Board to delay a vote on this proposal on Tuesday, April 1st and hold a series of community meetings on this very important issue."49:48 Open enrollment may lead certain schools to be even more under enrolled than they currently are. I understand where her concern is.That may happen- but I have said clearly and will continue to say I have no intention of closing any schools based on current low enrollment or addition low enrollment. 50:07Dr. Vitti says the vote will continue as planned- the date will not be altered. AM C4 TLS.