The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. For Connecticut, here are number and percent of students eligible for the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch (FRPL) Program in a school district or county.
It should be noted that data for this indicator are reported for a school year (i.e., September - August) rather than for a calendar year (i.e., January - December) or a fiscal year (i.e., July - June).
Connecticut State Department of Education, published data (School Years 2006 - 07, 2008 - 09, 2010 - 11, 2011 - 12, 2013 - 14). http://sdeportal.ct.gov/Cedar/WEB/ct_report/StudentNeedDT.aspx; http://sdeportal.ct.gov/Cedar/WEB/ct_report/CedarHome.aspx
National Center for Education Statistics, published data:
Table 46. Number and percentage of public school students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, by state: Selected years, 2000 - 2001 through 2010 - 11.
NSLP for CT: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2626&q=320678
The Limits of Data on Free and Reduced Price Meal eligibility in Connecticut: http://www.ctvoices.org/sites/default/files/edu12limitsFRPM.pdf
* = suppressed counts
a = percentages derived from suppressed counts
NA = Not Available
F/RPL = Federal or Reduced Price
SY = School Year