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Following a federal lawsuit filed earlier this year, Worcester is changing the way it elects its school committee, moving away from an at-large system.
In response to that lawsuit — which was filed by Black and Latino residents who argued that the current voting system is discriminatory — the city is considering three potential structures for the school committee, as laid out in a brief report from the Worcester Regional Research Bureau. Those options are:
- Mayor and six district seats (zero at-large seats)
- Mayor and seven district seats and one at-large seat
- Mayor and six district seats and two at-large seats
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