This web site provides a location for interested state and local school officials to review and download 2011-2012 SDRP information and materials. Please note: The Census Bureau requests that state school district officials submit school district boundary information that reflects the 2011-2012 school districts as they will exist on January 1, 2012.
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The scope of the 2011-2012 School District Review Program (SDRP) is for state officials to review the Census Bureau's 2009-2010 school district information and to provide the Census Bureau with updates and corrections to the school district names and Federal Local Education Agency (LEA) identification numbers, school district boundaries, and the grade ranges for which a school district is financially responsible.
The 2011-2012 SDRP encompasses only Type 1 and Type 2 school districts as defined by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Type 1 is a local school district that is not a component of a supervisory union, and Type 2 is a local school district component of a supervisory union sharing a superintendent and administrative services with other local school districts.
The U.S. Census Bureau creates special tabulations of decennial census data by school district geography. These tabulations provide detailed demographic characteristics of the nation's public school systems and offer one of the largest single sources of children's demographic characteristics currently available. Information is distributed through the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) .
The School District Review Program (SDRP), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every two years, is of vital importance for each state's allocation under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Public Law (P.L.) 107-110. The school district information obtained through this program, along with the 2010 Census population data, survey data, current population estimates, federal tax information, and tabulations of administrative records data, are used in forming the Census Bureau's estimates of the number of children aged 5 through 17 in low-income families for each school district. These estimates of the number of children in low-income families residing within each school district are the basis of the Title I allocation for each school district.
The SDRP consists of two phases – the Annotation Phase and the Verification Phase. In the Annotation Phase, the Census Bureau provides state officials with materials containing the most current school district boundaries and information for their state. This data is reviewed and any changes in the school district boundaries or attributes are reported to the Census Bureau. The Verification Phase is when state officials review the results of any changes submitted, after the Census Bureau has incorporated those changes into the Master Address Files (MAF)/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) System (MAF/TIGER) database.
Please click on the links below to view the presentations given at our August 2011 training sessions:
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