Please read the following information regarding the 2020 Census. With all that is happening right now with COVID19, participating in the Census may not seem like a high priority. However, please understand that the information gathered from the Census can and will affect funding for public schools for the next ten years! As Mr. Vose says, please make the difference in your community by filling out the 2020 Census.
Thank you so very much,
Superintendent of Schools
The U.S. Census is required by the Constitution and the information it provides helps determine how many representatives a state gets in Congress. In addition, federal and State grants of all kinds rely on Census data to understand the area – funding for local schools, health care facilities, businesses and governments all relies on having the most accurate data possible, and every person missed costs the State about $18,000 in funding. All information provided to the Census has its privacy protected by law.
“A few clicks or a phone call now will save you a knock on the door later. Remember, ‘Garrett County Counts Because You Do!’” said Thomas Vose, chairman of the Complete Count Committee.
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