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LETTER: Returning Census forms helps local schools

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By The Staff

Census 2010 is just around the corner and Spencer County School children need your help, as well as residents of Spencer County. 

Spencer County residents willing to take 10 minutes to answer 10 simple questions will reap the benefits for the next 10 years. In schools, grant opportunities are greatly impacted by census data.

One of the largest federal funding sources is Title I.  The Title I funds come to districts based on census data. These funds pay for instructional materials, staff, teacher training and parent involvement activities, such as parent nights and home visits.

With the information gathered from census, grant monies for schools, libraries, roads, senior centers, emergency services, hospitals, public transportation, bridges and other public works are distributed to local governments.

The forms should arrive in Spencer County in mid March. Please remember it takes less than 10 minutes to complete the census form, but the data can provide more needed resources in your community for the next 10 years. It is so important that every resident, every household, be counted so that our tax dollars will come back home to Spencer County.

DeVona Hickerson

Title I Coordinator

Spencer County Schools