Boston Superintendent Carol R. Johnson will appoint nearly two dozen parents, business leaders, academics, and other professionals to an advisory committee today that will make recommendations on changing the way the city assigns students to schools.
The advisory committee will hold separate community meetings on March 10 in Allston, East Boston, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan as part of a nearly yearlong process of gathering public input and developing its proposals.
Recommendations are expected to be presented to the School Committee in December. About two-thirds of the advisory committee members will be Asian, black, or Latino.
The goal of the redesign, which is being pushed by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, is to reduce the number of schools that students can apply to and thereby curb the distance and cost of busing them.
Members met with Menino yesterday.
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