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5 new plans to assign Boston students

City ideas focus on proximity of homes to schools

Boston school officials are expected to unveil five proposals Monday night for allowing students to attend schools closer to their homes, a move that potentially could end four decades of cross-city busing.

The proposals have been months in the making, and hundreds of parents and other interested parties are expected to turn out for a 6 p.m. presentation at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School in Dorchester, the first in a series of public meetings where emotions could run high.

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