Greetings! The Connecticut State Board of Education has undertaken a months-long process of developing it's 2023-2028 Five-Year Plan. After several months of meetings and retreats, engagement with thousands of stakeholders through surveys and focus groups, input by Connecticut State Department of Education staff and leadership, the latest draft, which includes goals, action items and outcomes, has been developed. Please use the link below to access the latest draft of the plan. We welcome your review and comments using the fillable form . Draft Comprehensive Plan 2023-2028

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)


On behalf of the local educational agency (LEA), all public and private school food authorities (SFAs) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) must enter the three data elements used to calculate CEP eligibility into the CSDE's CNP System. These data must be submitted by close of business on April 7, 2023, even if the LEA does not currently participate or does not intend to participate in the CEP. These data elements serve as a notice of CEP eligibility and near eligibility to LEAs and schools.

For information on the requirements for CEP data collection and the three data elements, refer to CSDE Operational Memorandum No. 09-23: Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Annual Notification Requirement for all Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) Participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) Note: Residential child care institutions (RCCIs) and Special Milk Program (SMP) sponsors are not eligible to participate in the CEP and are exempt from this requirement.

Data Collection and Submission

2022-23 Eligible LEAs and Schools

Approved Districts and Schools