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Duval schools reorganization enters final two weeks

5:16 PM, Jun 13, 2013   |    comments
Duval County School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It started this spring with 200 administrators and support staff told their positions were being reviewed in a move to streamline Duval County school operations.

Those employees work on an annual contract that expires June 30, leaving them interviewing for other positions in the district.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said reorganization was designed to place more people on the front line in schools to support children.

Already, several high ranking staff members have been reassigned to positions as school principals.

Others, Vitti said, are being placed or are interviewing for other jobs.

Vitti said staff caught up in reorganization who have teaching certificates are being placed in schools.

"There will be no bumping because these people are coming back down," said Vitti on the prospect of staff and teachers already in schools being impacted.

The district said the move is not about budget cutting, but making the school system more efficient.

When asked how many people may not land with a job following reorganization, the superintendent said that those numbers will be available at the end of the month.

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