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We Did It!

The 2020 Decennial Count is complete, and the Census Bureau is diligently reviewing collected data ensuring accuracy. That we were able to accomplish so much together despite a myriad of unprecedented challenges is extraordinary.

This page will remain live to provide information on the 2020 Census and NSBA's effort in ensuring a full count.


2020 Census: Engage, Respond, Advocate

The 2020 Census is more than just a questionnaire. It impacts decisions affecting the lives of our children, families, public school districts, and communities each day. The Census count is a key factor for apportionment of federal investments in public education, healthcare and social services for children, and much more. The Census also helps determine state and local decisions for education, such as per pupil allocations, zoning requirements for school campuses, and new school facilities.

If the Census count is wrong, an undercount could have serious repercussions on our children and public schools for the next decade. Studies have shown that for each person missed in the 2010 Census, their communities lost an average of $3,000 per person, per year, for 10 years  until the next Census.

Many school districts are supporting outreach efforts through the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools program for students, through parental engagement activities, and through the work of state and local Complete Count Committees to help ensure the responses from the families our school districts serve. Please utilize the resources here to engage your students and their families



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*Courtesy of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments


NSBA is an official partner with the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools (SIS) program. NSBA and other educational organizations make it possible for more students to benefit from SIS resources that expand their ability to understand and use statistics in a data-driven world.

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