Another complaint was about the boundaries. The parents complained that a significant amount of kids not from the ever expanding neighborhood were going there and that had led to many of the problems there and Vitti even promised to address it. Below is from a power point that he presented to the First Coast community addressing their concerns.
Concern Over School Boundaries
will make recommendations to the School Board regarding a change for the
Ribault and First Coast feeder patterns. Students currently in boundary would
be grandfathered into current boundaries. Actual maps
will be reviewed by parents, teachers, students, and community members through
the board policy, called the ACE Process.
Great right? At least in this instance he listened and was prepared to do something, well not so fast as this is from the Times Union: He proposed changing Highlands Middle on Tuesday into a digital
media magnet school, moving its aviation program, and then broadening the
boundaries for Oceanway Middle and for First Coast High, to accommodate more
students after the changes, he said.
He led parents to believe he was going to tighten the boundaries and here he is saying his plan is to expand them and furthermore were these proposed changes reviewed by the people that he assured would be allowed to?
No and if he isn’t going to do what he said he would here then why should the First Coast community believe he is going to follow through on anything he said he will? Why should anybody? Credibility is a tough thing to get back once it is gone and right now the superintendents is teetering on the brink.