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Indiana PTA Joins Every Hoosier Child Counts


7/21/2019


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
  • Indiana School Board Association (ISBA)
  • Indiana Department of Education (DOE)
  • Indiana Head Start
  • Indiana State Library
  • Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS)
  • Indiana Association of School Business Officials (IASBO)
  • Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA)
  • Indiana Small and Rural Schools Association
  • Indiana Urban Schools Association
  • Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP)
  • Indiana Library Federation
  • United Way of Indiana
  • Coaltion of Suburban and Growing Schools
  • Winston/Terrell Group
  • Family And Social Services Administration (FSSA)


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.