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Contact:  Pamela Page-Bellis
Atlanta Regional Census Center
Phone: (941) 429-0132

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Media Advisory — Census Bureau Launches 2010 Census in Schools Program in Broward County, Florida

U.S. Census Bureau and Broward County officials will launch the 2010 Census in Schools program at Broward County's Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School.

The program, hosted by Principal Chuck McCanna, faculty and staff, will be presented to the students and highlighted by visits from Sesame Street characters Count von Count (The Count) and Rosita.

Census in Schools gives schools a wide range of free, optional, standards-based lesson plans on subjects related to the census, ranging from math to social studies. The program is designed for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and will reach all 118,000 schools and 56 million students nationwide.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Meet and greet: 9 - 9:45 a.m. (EST)
Program: 10 - 11 a.m.
Parade: 11 a.m.
M. Margaret Bates, commissioner, City of Lauderhill and Broward County
    Complete Count Committee Countywide Coordination Subcommittee chair
Sue Gunzburger, vice mayor, Broward County
Anne Murray, school board member, Broward County Schools
Donnie Carter, chief of operations, Broward County Schools
Phyllis Hope, school board member, Broward County Schools and Broward County
    Complete Count Committee Education Subcommittee chair
Marilia Matos, associate director of field operations, U.S. Census Bureau
George Grandy Jr., director, Atlanta Regional Office, U.S. Census Bureau
Renée Jefferson-Copeland, chief, Census in Schools, U.S. Census Bureau
Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School
3521 SW Davie Rd., Davie, FL 33314
Principal: Chuck McCanna
Editor's Note:
Media are invited to both sessions. Interview opportunities will be available during the meet and greet. Please contact Pam Page-Bellis for arrangements/information at (941) 586-7182.
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