Billions of dollars in federal funding and the number of representatives California gets in Congress are at stake in the 2020 United States Census. This effort to count everyone in the US happens just once every ten years, so it’s critical it’s done right. That’s why the Ventura County Office of Education is encouraging local educators to be actively involved in raising awareness about the census and encouraging participation. As trusted members of the community, educators have a key role to play. Please explore the tools below for ways that your district, school or class can get involved. Thank you for helping to make sure that Ventura County Counts!
For grades 5, 8, 11 and 12
Free workshop Oct. 28, 2019 in Valencia
More ways to teach about the census
The State of California Census Office is preparing a comprehensive toolkit that educators can use to teach students about the census and to encourage families to participate. It's expected to be released by the end of September, 2019, and we'll be linking to it here as soon as it's ready.
• Teach about the census in class
• Host a census-taking center on campus
• Promote the census to parents
• Hold a Census Day event on Wednesday, April 1, 2020