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More than half of Oklahoma students receive free or discounted lunches

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- More than half of Oklahoma's public school students receive free or reduced-price lunches.

In Oklahoma City, nearly 83 percent of students qualify, with Tulsa close behind at 78 percent.

In contrast, Deer Creek Public Schools report only 4 percent participation. In Edmond, it's 17 percent.

Many districts now are making it easier to determine if more families qualify.

Eligibility is based on family size and income. A couple with two children can earn up to about $25,000 a year and receive free meals or earn up to about $35,000 and receive reduced-price meals.
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