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Jessica Davis, Carlos Garcia, Nancy Centeno were among Wakefield High School Class of 2016 members awaiting commencement ceremonies June 23, 2016, at D.A.R. Constitution Hall. (Photo by Dave Facinoli)

School Board members on June 1 are expected to award a contract that will squeeze an additional 300 seats into Wakefield High School, increasing the capacity of the school to just over 2,200.

The internal modifications are similar to those earlier done at Washington-Lee High School, part of an effort to find room for a growing student body without breaking the bank.

School officials had budgeted $4 million for the Wakefield project, but because the lowest construction bid came in lower than expected, have reduced the proposed budget to $3.6 million.