The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc. (METCO, Inc.) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1966. METCO Inc. is the service provider to the Metropolitan Boston METCO programs. The METCO program has approximately 3,300 students from Boston and Springfield who attend public schools in the participating communities. Funded by the State Legislature under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 76; 12A and administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the METCO program is the second oldest voluntary inter-district school assignment program in the country dedicated to increasing diversity and reducing racial isolation.
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