On Monday night, Boston school officials unveiled five different proposals that would allow Boston students to attend schools closer to their homes. These proposals are connected to Boston Public School's ongoing School Choice Project. Since the 1980's, students in the Boston school system have been bussed- often across the city- to assigned schools. The current system costs the city millions in transportation costs, but was originally created to comply with court-ordered school desegregation.
Callie Crossley spoke with Dorchester Reporter Gin Dumcius, who was in attendance at Monday's proposal meeting today on Boston Public Radio.
Here is a video of Mayor Thomas M. Menino addressing the issue:
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