Tag: Connie Hall

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 23, 2016

For the Duval County School Board, the slogan might be “wake me when September ends.” Earlier in the month, the board evaluated Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, deeming him “effective,” even though below the surface questions loomed about widening achievement gaps inside demographic categories of the student population. From there, board chair Ashley Smith-Juarez, according to Vitti, scheduled a meeting […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 18, 2016

In a lengthy statement released Wednesday night, Duval County School Board member Connie Hall did not address calls to resign over pejorative texts about Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. Instead, she reinforced the criticisms made within, even as she apologized for one “offensive” reference. These texts included a call to “fire him now” and a reference to Vitti, whose path to […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 15, 2016

The simmering tensions between Duval County School Board member Connie Hall and Superintendent Nikolai Vitti boiled over last week, after months of deterioration. As Melissa Ross wrote last week: Records of emails and texts of Hall and two other Duval School Board members were first requested by a Miami law firm. WJCT obtained a copy of those documents and […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 15, 2015

Perhaps the most misunderstood figure in public life in Jacksonville: Duval County School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. The question you hear around town more than any other: why is it that Duval County schools aren’t on the same level as those in St. Johns County and Nassau County? There are loads of reasons for this, of […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 2, 2015

On Monday evening, The Rev. Clifford Johnson held a discussion at northwest Jacksonville’s Zion Hope Baptist Church called “Strengthening the Community: A Shared Responsibility.” It brought together school board members Connie Hall and Becki Couch, community organizer C. Mickee Brown, gang investigator for DCPS Jeff Shouse and, except for media, a crowd of about 150 […]


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