March 15, 2014
Check your mail carefully; that's the request from local school districts as they prepare to send out their census.
It goes out every three years, to identify as many people ages 5-19 as possible.
It might seem like a nuisance, but school officials say a large part of their state funding comes from the survey's results.
"But our goal is to capture as many citizens in that age group as possible because funds come back to Augusta County based on the numbers we identify, not just schools but the County of Augusta in general. That means more money for all of us and our taxpayers," said Chuck Bishop, Assistant Superintendent for Augusta County.