Letter from the Superintendent
Detroit Public Schools Community District Families,
It is with great excitement, pride and humility that I begin our work to serve children and communities as your superintendent for the new Detroit Public Schools Community District.
I arrive at this opportunity with more than 15 years of experience as a teacher, principal, state and district administrator and superintendent. All of that work has been done in traditional, urban public schools and districts. I have had the privilege of serving communities that present the same challenges and opportunities as Detroit, including the Bronx, Miami, Jacksonville, and each of the large, urban communities within Florida.
There is no better time than now and no better place than here to demonstrate to the nation what we are capable of and why public education still matters.
Update from the Superintendent – July 11th, 2017
As presented at the July 11th Board Meeting, Dr. Nikolai Vitti provided the board with an EAA Transition Update, Financial Overview, and an update on the state of the district.
Dr. Nikolai Vitti confirmed as new DPSCD superintendent
The Financial Review Commission approved a five-year contract with Dr. Nikolai Vitti as Detroit Public Schools Community District’s new superintendent. Dr. Vitti will take the helm of Michigan’s largest school district on Tuesday, May 23, assuming responsibility for more than 6,000 employees, 48,000 students and an annual fiscal budget of $660 million.
Detroit Promise Scholarship
The Detroit Promise provides last-dollar funding for students who live in the city of Detroit and will graduate from any high school located in Detroit in 2018. The Detroit Promise provides Detroit youth a tuition-free path to earn a postsecondary credential at a number of institutions after any Pell and/or TIP funding a student receives has been applied to the tuition and mandatory fees bill.
More information is available at detroitpromise.com.