Census data determine the distribution of more than $800 billion, including to programs that help our students.

These funds help provide supports for children with special needs and those from low-income families. The funds help schools reduce class size, hire specialists, offer preschool to low-income families and ensure that hungry students receive breakfast or lunch.

An accurate census count is the critical first step to helping educators address the needs of every child. When children and their families go uncounted, it impacts the amount of resources schools and communities receive to support success and well-being.

What can you do to help? Simply complete your family’s Census questionnaire! The U.S. Census Bureau will send every household an invitation to complete the simple questionnaire in March. It’s easy and secure. Responses may be submitted by mail, phone or online. By law (Title 13 of the U.S. Code), the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home or your business, even to law enforcement agencies.

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