Duval County School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti is in the running for the school superintendent position in Detroit. He is one of two finalists for the job. The other finalist is Derrick Coleman, a Detroit schools graduate and superintendent of a suburban Detroit school district.Vitti is expected to go to Detroit in the next two weeks for a final interview as reported by News4Jax.
With the possibility Vitti might get the job in Detroit there has been speculation as to who will take his place in Duval County. One possible replacement is Clay County County Superintendent Addison Davis who was recently elected in 2016. If Davis went to Duval his pay would go from $129,000 a year to $275,000 but with the increase in pay also comes an increase in students. Clay County has 37,000 students and Duval County has 129,000.
When asked by News4Jax if he would take the job, Davis did not give a straight answer. He just said “I’m flattered about it, but my job is to stay committed to my work currently.”