Indiana PTA Joins Every Hoosier Child Counts
The Indiana PTA Board of Managers voted this weekend to officially join Every Hoosier Child Counts, the Indiana K-12 Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census.
This committee is a partnership between:
Indiana PTA believes that we must include all children. This principle applies in the Census and elsewhere. You need to be counted – and visible – in order to be heard.
Federal and state funding is allocated to communities, based, in part, on census data. The distribution of $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support will be determined by data collected from the 2020 Census.
An estimated 5% of children under the age of 5 went uncounted in the 2010 Census. That's about 1 million young children across the nation, the highest estimated uncounted age group. Children age 5 to 9 are the second most undercounted group. With the census occuring only one every 10 years, each uncounted child represents a potential loss of $10,000 in federal funding to their school over the course of 10 years. That's nearly their entire public school career!
Watch for more information from Indiana PTA about how you can help make sure all students in your school community are counted.
It's Not too Late to Make Sure EVERY Hoosier Child Counts!
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