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  • Welcome to the MVISD 2020 Census Spot. Because YOU COUNT TOO!
    Anyone residing in MVISD is encouraged to join us to complete your 2020 Census.

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The Census Will Never Ask Certain Questions

  • During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will NEVER ask you for:

    • Your Social Security number.
    • Money or donations.
    • Anything on behalf of a political party.
    • Your bank or credit card account numbers.
    • There is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

    If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau contacts you via email or phone and asks you for one of these things, it's a scam, and you should not cooperate. For more information, visit Avoiding Fraud and Scams.

    When completing the census, you will include everyone living in your home as of April 1, 2020.

Why the Census Matters to Me

  • The United States Census is used to:

    • Accurately determine how many representatives each state has in Congress and inform the redrawing of congressional district boundaries.

    • Are used as the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to states, counties, and communities to support resources such as schools, hospitals, and fire departments.

    • Inform policy, community initiatives, and consumer advocacy.

    • Are used to determine the allocation of Title I funds, which provide financial assistance to local educational agencies and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families.

How the Census Impacts MVISD

  • Earlier this year, the state legislature passed legislation that shines a spotlight on the needs of Texas' 5.4 million students. House Bill 3 added more than $6 billion in funding for Texas public schools, directing most of those dollars towards students with specific educational needs. While the bill funds a variety of different programs, one of the major changes it makes to school funding is to what is called "Compensatory Education" (Comp Ed). Comp Ed funding is directed towards students who are educationally disadvantaged. Prior to House Bill 3, students were identified to receive this funding if they qualified for free or reduced-price lunch. Legislators recognized that the needs of this student population vary from student to student and not only raised the amount of funds students will receive, but created a five-tiered system to measure students' needs based on their individual circumstances. Funding will now be allocated based on census data, which will differentiate their educational needs based on household income, average household educational attainment, single-parent households, homeownership, and other economic criteria.

    This significant update to the school finance system will help MVISD 's most vulnerable students receive services to better support them. Since the amount of funding per student depends on census data, it is more important than ever that every household fills out the 2020 Census. Please help us make sure that students have access to the resources that will allow them to succeed.

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