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34.3 percent of students in New Hampton 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 New Hampton Community School District, 329 students qualified for free or reduced lunches in 2018-2019, according to the Iowa Department of Education.

That is 34.3 percent of the district's total enrollment of 960.

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, 317 students qualified for free or reduced lunches in the district, 3.8 percent less than 2018-2019 data.

The Department of Education said 276 students in New Hampton Community School District qualified for free lunches, and another 53 for reduced lunches in 2018-2019.

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