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A look at the school assignment proposals

A special committee that has been studying potential changes to Boston’s school assignment system is expected to vote Monday night to recommend one of four proposals.

CURRENT SYSTEM

Three zones

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About 24 schools per zone

Average travel distance: 1.87 miles

Annual transportation budget:

$88 million

THE FOUR PROPOSALS

1. Ten-zone proposal

Range of choices: 3 to 14

Average travel distance: 1.08 miles

*Preliminary annual cost savings: $1.4 million

2. Eleven-zone proposal

Range of choices: 3 to 9

Average travel distance:

Not available

*Preliminary annual cost savings: Not available

3. No-zone option A

Range of choices: 7 to 18

Average travel distance: 1.15 miles

*Preliminary annual cost savings: $2 million

4. No-zone Option B

Range of choices: 9 to 23

Average travel distance: 1.19 miles

*Preliminary annual cost savings: $256,000

*Cost savings are based on rough calculations that include only general education students and no grandfathering of students under current system.

SOURCE: Boston Public Schools

James Vaznis can be reached at jvaznis@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @globevaznis.
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