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Imagine checking your child’s school grades and lunch menu, and then emailing the principal with a quick tap – all from a dedicated application on your smartphone.

Even better, the app is free.

School districts across Oklahoma are snapping up the free apps, while many across the country and Canada are inquiring about getting a mobile application for their districts just from word-of-mouth, said Steve McDaniel, a founder of Norman-based School Connect.

The app provides GPS features, push notifications, secure access to students’ grades, school lunch menus, class schedules and more.

The company was launched this past summer, starting with an app for Norman Public Schools. Since then, around three dozen schools in Oklahoma and Ohio have signed on, including several Tulsa-area school districts, McDaniel said.

“We’re off to the races now,” he said.

The company has…

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