Plans upend Boston school assignments
Two of 5 would scrap geographic attendance in favor of neighborhoods
Boston school officials Monday night presented five proposals for assigning students to schools that would carve up the city into as many as 23 attendance regions. The other proposals would divide the city into either six, nine, or 11 zones. A fifth plan has no zones and would attempt to let students attend a school closest to their home. The proposals represent a big departure from the city’s 23-year-old system of assigning students to schools, which chops up the city into three sprawling geographic regions.