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Schools seeking $61m budget increase

Expects jump in enrollment

Boston’s public school system needs to spend $61 million more to educate the city’s children next school year, in part because enrollment is ­expected to be the highest in nearly a decade, according to a proposed budget presented to the School Committee on Wednesday.

The district expects nearly 1,200 more students next school year, mostly in pre­kindergarten and elementary school, as well as special education, pushing enrollment to an estimated 58,271.

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