According to the Pennsylvania School Code of 1949, Sec 1351, every school district in the state is required to conduct an annual census. Since 2012, the Upper Dauphin Area School District (UDASD) has implemented a formal census by mail. Letters are mailed to every mailing address and residence within our jurisdiction. Residents are instructed to complete the census form (including any changes) and return to the UDASD.
The Upper Dauphin Area School District contracts with J.P. Harris Associates LLC to collect information from any and all residents who have not returned their census forms. J.P. Harris Associates will attempt to obtain census information from those residents in a timely manner. The PA State Police have been informed that J.P. Harris census takers will be in the communities within the UDASD.
Completing census forms and returning them in a timely manner will ensure that census takers do not have to visit your home.
The United States Census Bureau conducts a formal census every 10 years. Information for the United States Census related specifically to Dauphin County, PA may be found on the U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts Web Site. Information about specific communities within the Upper Dauphin Area School District may be found on the U.S. Census Bureau Web Site.