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38.8 percent of students in North Cedar Community School District qualify for free/reduced lunches

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By Metric Media News Service | Feb 13, 2020

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In North Cedar Community School District, 249 students qualified for free or reduced lunches in 2018-2019, according to the Iowa Department of Education.

That is 38.8 percent of the district's total enrollment of 641.

Under guidelines established by the National School Lunch Program, children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free lunch and children from families with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced-price lunch.

In 2017-2018, 250 students qualified for free or reduced lunches in the district, 0.4 percent more than 2018-2019 data.

The Department of Education said 208 students in North Cedar Community School District qualified for free lunches, and another 41 for reduced lunches in 2018-2019.

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