Every 10 years, our country has an opportunity to shape the future of its schools and communities and we asking for your help. Very soon, the U.S. Census Bureau will conduct the 2020 Census to count everyone living in the country. A complete and accurate count is critical to our school, our community, and our students.
Census data directly affects how the federal government allocates more than $675 BILLION DOLLARS every year to communities for programs and services like Title 1, special education, school lunches, after school programs, Head Start, and more. Census data guide decisions made by states and localities, as well as the private and not-for-profit sector.
A kindergarten student not counted in the 2020 Census this spring will start high school when the next census begins in 2030. The recent oil activity has drastically changed western North Dakota since the 2010 Census. That is10 years of community resources missed.
The most important thing people need to know is the 2020 Census will shape their future and their children’s futures. We are asking you to join our national call to action to understand the importance of participating in the 2020 Census.
We are sending home a helpful letter that students can give to parents and caregivers. It explains the importance of the 2020 Census and why it is critical to count everyone in their household on the 2020 Census form. As a member of our community, you can be a strong champion for a complete and accurate count.
As a partner in education, and someone who has devoted your life to the service of your children – our future – we need your help. Please partner with us by pledging to read the take-home letter sent home with every child and take part in the 2020 Census!