Help Fayette’s Schools, Complete the 2020 United States Census
There is an important event that happens every 10 years and has a tremendous impact on decisions made about local school funding for the next decade: the United States Census.
The Fayette County Public School System is encouraging every Fayette County resident to complete the 2020 Census on or before Census Day, April 1. The form only takes about 10 minutes and can be conveniently completed online, over the phone, or by mail. Visit “2020CENSUS.GOV” for more information about the census and how to complete it.
Responding to the census will help the Fayette County community get its fair share of the more than $675 billion in federal funding that is distributed to states and communities each year for schools, healthcare facilities, roads, transportation, recreation centers, social services, and more. The census counts every person living in the United States regardless of their country of origin or immigration status. This includes children and newborn babies, grandparents, friends, nonrelatives, and everyone who is currently living or staying in a household.
Strict federal law protects census responses. It is against the law for any Census Bureau employee to disclose or publish any census information that identifies an individual or business. No law enforcement agency, not the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), or Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), can access or use personal information at any time. Data collected can only be used for statistical purposes that help inform important decisions, including how much federal funding a community receives.
Every resident has the power to shape the future of Fayette County, and the future of all children, by counting everyone in their homes in the 2020 Census.