District 148 Promotes 2020 Census: “Count Me In!”
The upcoming Census is set to begin on April 1, 2020, and Dolton-Riverdale School District 148 is emphasizing the importance of residents’ participation, including a new district logo (see below).
Once a decade, the Census collects data on populations and households to determine vital allocations for your state, county and community programs. This can range from the number of congressional seats given to distribution of federal funds that affect housing, education, transportation, employment, healthcare and public policy.
Starting April 1, 2020, District 148 buildings will be available to assist members of the Dolton-Riverdale community in completing the census. Residents are encouraged to share any questions or concerns with District 148 staff, and to visit https://2020census.gov for more information.
“To say the upcoming Census is important would be an understatement,” said District 148 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kevin J. Nohelty. “The participation of parents and guardians helps ensure our schools and staff receive the resources needed to provide the best education and instruction for many school years to come.”
Did you know? The first census was mandated by the Constitution and conducted in 1790. Data collected by the upcoming census provides a basis for more than $675 billion in federal programs that help our students, their families and our community as a whole.
By Jennifer Jones, District 148 Communications Specialist