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(Updated: July 3, 2020)

Columbia County 2020 Census participation is still just a little under 50% as of July 3, 2020!

Census participation here in Kinderhook is a little better with 59% of households participating so far, but don’t wait around if you’re one of the 41% of households who haven’t yet taken it.

You can help out current and future Ichabod Crane students by quickly taking the 2020 Census. How??? Because accurate Census results are crucial for determining how much federal aid our district receives to ensure students are receiving the best possible education.

Take the 2020 Census Online NOW 

Most of the world is stuck inside right now and while you’re there you can quickly and easily take the United States 2020 Census online right now.

The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete and it’s safe, secure, and completely confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.

Read more below and see why your participation in the 2020 Census is important for Ichabod Crane schools and students.


How Does the 2020 Census Affect Our Schools and Students?

Counting everyone in the 2020 Census is not an easy task and children (ie: students) are frequently among the most undercounted population. You might not have thought much about the census in the past, but participating in it is more important for Ichabod Crane and its students than you may realize.

Your responses to the 2020 Census determines how much of $675 billion in federal funds are allocated to our district and our students for the next ten years.

Support for public school services and programs is just one of many reasons why an accurate 2020 Census count is crucial to communities like Ichabod Crane. Accurate census data also determines how much federal funding is provided for childcare, local community improvement construction projects, job training programs and many social services.

You’re shaping the Ichabod Crane community’s future for the next ten years and beyond by participating in the 2020 Census.


2020 Census Confidentiality 

We understand the idea of sharing information for the 2020 Census seems unappealing for some. However, it’s important to remember that 2020 Census responses are completely confidential and your personal information cannot be used against you in any way.

Your responses are entirely protected under federal law and used for statistical purposes only by the U.S. Census Burea. No other government agency or court system can use or even access your census responses. There are no exceptions to this rule.


2020 Census Resources 

Look through the resources below for more about the 2020 Census, how it affects school districts like Ichabod Crane and the confidentiality of your personal information.