Pledge to Be Counted in the 2020 Census

Parent & Family Engagement | 03/09/2020

Kate Dando Doran Marketing & Communications Director

You'll soon be receiving information in the mail with instructions on how to participate in the upcoming 2020 Census. If you care about public education and the quality of your public schools, it's crucial that everyone in your household is counted – especially every child.  

Pledge to Be Counted

During the last census in 2010, an estimated 1 million children under the age of 5 went uncounted. Young children are again at risk of being overlooked, especially kids in living situations with large extended families or multiple families under one roof. Take the pledge today to commit to being counted in the 2020 Census!  

Why does it matter? Because the census count affects how much federal funding communities receive for vital programs including special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and school lunches.   When a child goes uncounted, that means less money is provided for that child's education and well-being.  

Remember: Census data is completely confidential and is NOT shared with other government agencies, including immigration authorities.  Do your part to secure federal funding for local schools. Pledge to participate in the 2020 Census! By signing the pledge, we’ll send you information about what to expect and how to participate once the count begins.

Here's some more information about the 2020 Census and why it is important. 

 

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