According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between 2010 and 2018, King County experienced a 30,000+ increase in its population. In the Lake Washington School District, student enrollment has increased every year in the last decade, and all signs point towards continued growth in our area. In fact, we are now the 2nd largest school district in the state!
The results of the 2020 Census will significantly impact our school district and the lives of our students. An accurate count of students and families is critical to the work we do as educators. Get the word out about the importance and value of the Census to our community and school district.
Here’s how you can particpate:
- OSPI recently sent posters and stickers to schools as part of their “You Count. Be Counted.” campaign.
Posters and stickers for OSPI's "You Count. Be Counted.” campaign have arrived at your school.
- OSPI has created a District Census Toolkit.
- NEA has a page dedicated to Census Resources for Educators.
- In addition to teaching resources and toolkits, NEA has partnered with an artist to create posters that you can order for your school.
- NEA has created graphics to raise awareness of the 2020 Census.
- Families will begin receiving Census information in March. The NEA page provides a helpful timeline of key dates.
- The U.S. Census Bureau's 2020 Resources page has loads of classroom resources for educators.
- March 2-6 is Statistics in Schools Week: free lesson plans available through the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Read an article in NEAToday about teaching the Census, featuring LWEA member Kyla Thompson! Teachers Unlock the Lessons of the U.S. Census.
- Still not convinced? The 2020 Census Matters for Every Student. Here's Why.