Did you know that the United States is in the process of taking the 2020 Census? April 1 is Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 Census.
When completing the census, you will include everyone living in your home on April 1. The census is a self-portrait of the nation. The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government count everyone living in the country every 10 years. The tally must include people of all ages, races, and ethnic groups; all citizens and non-citizens.
Results from the Census influence how over $650 billion in annual funds are distributed across the country, including Indiana. Local school programs (and students) affected by the census include: Title I, Special Education, National School Lunch Program, Head Start, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medical Assistance Program, and many more.
In collaboration with the Every Hoosier Child Counts! Committee, Dr. McCormick, Indiana's State Superintendent, joined with other educational leaders in recording a short video outlining the impact of the 2020 Census on the future of Indiana students.
Every household should complete a census form (either online, or by mail or phone) by April 1, 2020. Participating in the census is our right and responsibility.