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New taxes on table for space cure

Brookline officials are mulling proposals that could put two requests to raise property taxes before voters next year in an effort to accommodate the school system’s surging enrollment numbers.

The additional funds could be used to help pay for a new school and for additional staffing and operating costs. But town officials are still discussing alternatives for creating the needed additional space, such as building a new school for eighth- and ninth-grade students, or building what would be the district’s ninth school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, and expanding the high school.

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