The City Council is looking at changing how School Committee members are chosen — with some looking to take appointment powers away from the mayor.

The City Council, led by Education Committee chairwoman Annissa Essaibi-George, met Tuesday night to debate whether the School Committee should remain an appointed position or change to an elected or hybrid board.

Since 1992, the  committee has been made up of seven people appointed by the mayor who serve four-year staggered terms.

“The old way doesn’t work for students and families because their voices aren’t often heard,” said special education teacher Taushawn Tinsley. “Create accountable for our schools because our students deserve more than business as usual.”

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