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Boston school plans would reduce travel time

The average distance students travel to school in Boston would shrink by about a half mile, under three proposals officials released Tuesday to allow more children to attend schools closer to their homes.

“It’s a significant savings” in traveling distance, said Carleton Jones, the School Department’s executive director of capital and facilities management. “Did we meet our goal of having more children attend schools closer to their home? We certainly did.”

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