The School Committee did what it was told tonight and made Laura Perille interim superintendent to replace suddenly ex-Superintendent Tommy Chang for the next year or so while the committee looks for a new permanent(ish) superintendent.
Perille has no superintendenting experience, but she is fresh off a turn as CEO of EdVestors, a local non-profit group that has worked with BPS - and raised $26 million for its Boston work. She served on committees involved with re-doing the school-assignment system for lower grades and in a superintendent search that led to Chang.
The NAACP was not very enthused about it all.
In a statement, Mayor Walsh said:
Laura has a proven record of being a strong partner and advocate for Boston's school system, has made significant gains in closing the opportunity and achievement gaps for students and is a proud BPS parent. I am proud to welcome her on board, and look forward to our work ahead to continue putting students on a pathway to success.