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Parents, teachers implore Brookline panel not to cut Metco

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Brookline parents and teachers are rallying against cutting Metco and a host of other programs in an effort to lessen the blow of a potential property tax increase of as much as 11 percent.

More than 200 people crowded into two floors at Brookline Town Hall Wednesday night to speak out against the cuts being considered by the Override Study Committee, which is charged with making recommendations about whether the town needs a property tax override to address surging enrollment in public schools.

Cuts to the Metco program are among dozens of ways being considered by the committee to either save money or generate more revenue to mitigate the need for a property tax increase to meet surging school enrollment costs in Brookline.

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