In April 2020, the community will have the opportunity to shape the future of Aurora by participating in the U.S. Census. Aurora Public Schools is working with the city, county, state, federal and community partnerships to ensure a complete, fair and accurate count of all Coloradans.The census is conducted every 10 years and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
The purpose of the census is to count every person living in the United States. The results of the census determine your congressional representation as well as federal funding for states and communities.
Your Data Helps Your School
The census helps our country provide fair education to all of our students. It is used to:
- determine where Title 1 grants go, which helps schools in serving students from low-income families
- assign special education grants to states
- fund the National School Lunch programs
- provide grants to improve teacher quality and preschool programs
- determine how to best meet the needs of students in a community
A complete and accurate census count is essential for Aurora and the well-being of our community.
Participating in the Census
You can submit your responses to the census in several ways, such as:
- through a secure internet response form
- through a phone call
- by mail
- or by an in-person interview, which will be conducted by a numerator who visits your home
Learn more about the 2020 Census, visit aurorak12.org/census-2020.