Census 2020 - Tools for Ventura County Educators

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 everyone to participate. 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



Classroom activities
based on census stats

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More ways to teach about the census

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Coming Soon: California School-Based Communications Toolkit 

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 soon, and we'll be linking to it here when it's ready. 


Additional Census Resources

How Schools Can Help

• Adopt a board resolution - see examples

• 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


Administrative Services CenterVCOE Administrative Services Center 
5189 Verdugo Way • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-383-1908

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Conference and Educational Services CenterVCOE Conference and Educational Services Center
5100 Adolfo Road • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-437-1305

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