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Boston now has a licensed superintendent

Laura Perille.
Laura Perille.Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Laura Perille, the interim superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, is now licensed to run a school system in Massachusetts.

Perille’s provisional superintendent/assistant superintendent license became valid Saturday, according to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The license, which is good for the next five years, comes as Perille has been silent on whether she will seek the job permanently.

Perille, the former chief executive of the Boston nonprofit EdVestors, never previously worked as a superintendent, principal, or teacher.

In taking the temporary post in July, she promised to secure her provisional superintendent license, which is available to individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and have passed the state’s communication and literacy skills test.


Perille, who holds a bachelor of arts in international relations from Brown University, used her experience at EdVestors to fulfill the license’s third requirement that calls for at least three years experience in an executive management position or as a supervisor, teacher, or administrator at a school, college, or other educational setting.

The School Committee is expected to begin its search soon for a permanent successor to former superintendent, Tommy Chang, who resigned in June after he and Mayor Martin J. Walsh decided to part ways.

James Vaznis can be reached at james.vaznis@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @globevaznis.