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.
About 24 schools per zone
Average travel distance: 1.87 miles
Annual transportation budget:
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:
*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 SchoolsJames Vaznis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @globevaznis.