Undercounting children in the 2020 US Census would have a significant and lasting impact on the federal funds your communities receive for critical programs such as Title I, special education, free and reduced lunches, health care programs for children, and more. To help school leaders ensure all children, especially children 5 years and younger as well as those who live in complex households (i.e., large extended families, multiple families, etc.) are counted, the US Census Bureau’s website “Statistics in Schools” provides a multitude of resources for PK-12 educators, students and families.

Educator resources:

  • General Brochure – Highlights resources to help ensure a complete count for the 2020 Census.
  • Administrator Guide – Provides materials to share with teachers to explain the Statistic in Schools program as well as information about the 2020 Census impact on school funding.
  • K-12 Take-Home Flyer – Available in English and Spanish, explains how and why adults should participate in the 2020 Census this spring.

Texas resources:

Sources: US Census Bureau Statistics in Schools
Center for Public Policy Priorities

TEPSA News, January/February 2020, Vol 77, No 1

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