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August 26, 2014 10:54 AM

Kansas increase in free school lunches is tied to poverty, not districts abusing the system

A Kansas Association of School Boards report finds the increase in children receiving free or discounted meals is tied to increasing poverty rates and is not a ploy to boost school funding. Over the past 15 years, the number of students eligible for the meals has swelled from 33 percent to 50 percent.

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