Correction: The School Committee took no action tonight.
Interim School Superintendent John McDonough told the School Committee tonight he's looking at a two-year phase-in for a plan to move seventh and eighth graders who need transportation to and from school from school buses to the T - as first proposed by Mayor Walsh:
This may be a good way to implement a good policy by beginning with MBTA service for the 8th grade this year and then 7th and 8th grade in the following school year. We expect to have updates on this for you later this month.
School officials say the move, which they had initially planned for the coming school year, will save money, even with the cost of buying student CharlieCards.
Seventh and eighth graders at the city's exam schools have long had to make their own way to school - although they do get student CharlieCards.