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Subject:  Census Data for 2011-2012 Allocations



The United States Department of Education has distributed the census poverty information that will be used to determine the SY 2011-2012 allocations.  This data is available at  We have been asked to check this data for accuracy of school district boundary.  Our office feels that the census bureau has the correct school district boundary information.  We are providing this data to keep you informed about the allocation process.  However, we are not allowed to challenge the validity of the numbers.  If your district feels that they have a valid reason to challenge this count, the challenge procedure is detailed at the following website:


The census data files and SAIPE Fact Sheet are on the Financial Management web page at:



These counts are for your entire school district area and include both public and nonpublic children.  Keep in mind that census poverty is much more restrictive than the free & reduced lunch count.  For instance, a family of four would have an annual income of $21,756 or less to be on census poverty.  That same family of four would qualify for free & reduced priced meals with an annual income of $40,793.  


The United States Department of Education will use the income year 2009 data provided by the Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Branch to determine the SY 2011-2012 Title I allocations.  The data is available on the Census Bureau’s web site at:


If you have questions, please feel free to contact my office.


Pat Kaiser

Director, Federal Financial Management

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

PO Box 480

Jefferson City, MO  65102

573-751-8643 (phone)