Updated 9:21 a.m.
Duval School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said filling teacher vacancies will be a focus of next year’s budget.
As nationally fewer people are deciding to become teachers, Vitti said, during a workshop for next school year’s budget Tuesday, Duval is having trouble recruiting for the upcoming year. Over the last two years, the district recruited more than 500 new teachers from across the country. Duval currently has about 100 vacancies.