Education and community groups are calling on the city to bar Boston Public Schools Interim Superintendent Laura Perille from applying for the permanent job, but some school committee members say that would be an “autocratic” move.

Eleven groups including the Boston NAACP and the Black Educators Alliance of Massachusetts made several demands of Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the school committee before yesterday’s first school committee meeting of the new school year.

The demands include that they: state clearly and publicly that the interim superintendent will not be considered for permanent appointment; approve a firm timeline for the search and have a new superintendent in place in time for the 2019-20 school year; and develop a plan for a transparent search process with authentic community engagement.

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