Michigan Census: Be Counted
2020 is a census year and we would like to encourage our families to participate in the U.S. Census. The U.S. Census is a Constitutionally mandated national survey that occurs every 10 years with the goal of counting everyone once, only once and in the right place. As of April 29th, Royal Oak's self-response rate is 71.6%. We are hoping for a response rate of 100% and we would like your help.
Why it is important: An accurate population count brings important financial resources into our community including funding for many education-related programs. Census data is also used to calculate funding for senior services, roads, public safety, and other important programs. Michigan communities lose an estimated $1,800 per year for every person not counted. That’s $18,000 per person over 10 years.
How to respond to the Census: If your household has already completed the Census survey, thank you! If you haven't, the census can be completed either ONLINE, BY PHONE, or BY MAIL. Postcards with instructions on how to complete the Census online or by phone were mailed in late March. If you didn't receive a postcard, but still wish to complete the Census online, go to: https://2020census.gov/en.html. If you didn't complete the Census either online or by phone, a Census form would have been mailed to your home to complete.
Who should I include in my Census form: You should include ANY PERSON regularly living in your household on April 1, 2020. For more detailed information about who to include, please visit:https://2020census.gov/en/help.html
Confidentiality: Your Census information is confidential by law and identifying information CANNOT BE SHARED for 72 years. They are currently looking for workers to go door to door starting next month. For more information, visit www.2020census.gov or call (844) 330-2020.
Staff positions available at Royal Oak Schools
EduStaff is the district’s partner for substitute teachers, paraprofessionals and secretaries. If you are interested in learning more, please go to www.edustaff.org for information and to apply.
Individuals interested in working with and caring for school age children before and after school for our Young Oaks (Latchkey) Program should the Addams Early Childhood Center at (248) 288-3220.
For instructional and administrative positions, check the Oakland Schools Consortium portal at http://bit.ly/ROSJobs
If you have further questions, feel free to contact Beth Caverly at the District Offices: firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 435-8400 x1210.
Be sure to keep an eye on school websites and communications for events specific to your buildings and activities.