Good evening Tusculum View Families!
I would like to encourage everyone to complete the 2020 census. You may not realize it, but the US Census is an important factor to educational funding. The US Census determines the distribution of more than $700 billion nationwide for the NEXT 10 YEARS! The 2020 Census count impacts critical federal funds that our school district and community will receive for the next 10 years such as special education, Head Start, after school programs, classroom technology, food assistance (free and reduced lunch), and maternal and child health programs. When families go uncounted, less money is given from the federal government to our school district for the NEXT 10 YEARS. The census survey takes around 10 minutes to complete. Please complete to ensure education continues to be funded in our community!
Visit the US Census Bureau website for more information!
Here are some pointers!
- If the child lives in more than one home or with a grandparent:
Count the child where they stayed on Census Day – April 1st. Parents and caregivers should coordinate who will count the child and ensure the child is not counted twice.
- You should include all babies and newborns – Even if they were born on April 1st. The census only occurs every 10 years.
- The census counts all persons staying at an address – even if it is not their permanent home. A good rule of thumb is to count everyone staying at the address on the day filling out the
census, even if it is temporary, to ensure every person is counted.
- The Census Bureau will NEVER share information obtained with immigration enforcement agencies.
Dr. Lana Luttrell
Tusculum View Elementary