Every weekday morning, three school vans roll into SouthField and drive down freshly paved, tree sapling-lined streets to pick up schoolchildren who live there. Since SouthField, the community-in-the-making growing on a former naval base straddling Weymouth, Abington, and Rockland, has no school system, the students go to Weymouth. And now, only a few weeks into the school year, SouthField’s inaugural class has become a hot topic of debate as officials haggle over the cost of educating them.
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