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Groups demand BPS interim superintendent be barred from permanent job

Boston Public Schools interim superintendent Laura Perille. –Keith Bedford/Globe Staff/File 2018

Nearly a dozen educator, parent, and civil rights organizations are calling on Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the School Committee to bar Interim Superintendent Laura Perille from applying for her post permanently.

In a statement Wednesday, the groups demanded that Walsh and the School Committee “state clearly and publicly that the interim superintendent will not be considered for permanent appointment.’’

The opposition comes more than two months after Walsh and the School Committee appointed Perille as the system’s temporary leader after former superintendent, Tommy Chang, resigned.