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Mississippi State Superintendent of Education Joins U.S. Census Bureau in Noxubee County School District for Statistics in Schools Week Launch

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: March 2, 2020

WHO: Dr. Carey Wright, Mississippi state superintendent of education

WHAT: The U.S. Census Bureau is hosting an event in Noxubee County to highlight efforts to ensure all children are counted in the 2020 Census. Children are among population groups historically undercounted in the census.

The event will highlight the Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools program that encourages teachers and adults to teach students why it is important to respond to the census. Students will talk about becoming U.S. Census ambassadors for their community.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:15 a.m.

WHERE:     Noxubee County High School
                   16640 Highway 45 North
                    Macon, MS 39341

WHY: An accurate count of all children is critical for families, educators and their communities — and it’s important to count young children now so they have the resources they need for the next 10 years.

Beginning March 12, households will receive official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.

 

Media Contact: 

Patrice Guilfoyle, APR
Director of Communications
601-359-3515

Jean Cook, APR
Director of Public Relations
601-359-3515