Why Census 2020 Matters for Schools
How the 2020 Census Affects Children
The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as:
- Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology.
- Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
- Maternal and child health programs.
This is your opportunity.
Once every ten years, you get an opportunity to shape the future of your school and community. By adding your voice to the 2020 census... you can help ensure that funding is allocated where it's needed most.
An accurate count is critical: responses to the 2020 census will drive decisions on the annual allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities-including money for the school programs and services you care about such as Title I, special education, free and reduced-price lunches, and health care programs for children.
What is Statistics in Schools?
Statistics in Schools (SIS) is a U. S. Census Bureau program that uses census statistics to create classroom materials for grades pre-K through 12. Teachers and subject matter experts nationwide helped develop each SIS activity to make sure it is valuable and engaging. The SIS program includes more than 200 activities and resources that enhance learning in a variety of subjects.
Teachers in Krum ISD have been given access to SIS resources. By using SIS materials, students and adults in their home can become educated on the importance of counting everyone in the 2020 census, especially children.
Additional information can be found online by visiting www.census.gov/schools
*Portions of the content on this page were taken verbatim from the publication Statistics in Schools and the 2020 Census that was distributed to the district, and the website census.gov/schools