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Like their peers elsewhere, Lexington students (above) pay high transportation and sports fees. Like their peers elsewhere, Lexington students (above) pay high transportation and sports fees. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
By Kathleen Burge
Globe Staff / August 24, 2008

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When swimmers dive into the Belmont High School pool this fall, they may notice the water feels a bit chillier. In Shirley, buses will no longer pick up students who live less than 2 miles from school. In Chelmsford, though the buses are still running, many students must now pay a $200 fee to ride. And across the region, classroom ... (Full article: 840 words)

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