Impact Aid 2020
Update: Impact Aid forms not needed until 2021
Posted on 12/08/2020
2020 Impact Aid

December 8, 2020 Update:

Thank you to all families that responded to our 2020 Impact Aid survey! This weekend, the COVID Impact Aid Application Relief bill was signed into law. This allows us to use our survey data from last year's Impact Aid application to complete the application for this year. About half our families did not complete the form for this school year, but they are no longer required to do so.

In fall 2021, we will need all families to complete their Impact Aid forms for the 2021-2022 school year. Thanks again to everyone who participated this year!

Original Message:

This year, we are asking families to complete and sign their 2020-21 CKSD Federal Impact Aid survey electronically via Adobe Sign. On a typical school year, we would send home paper Impact Aid forms home with each student. This new online form makes the process faster and safer than ever!

The federal funds from our Impact Aid survey benefit all our students and are used for basic education programs district wide. We will not receive these funds unless all forms are completed.

Please check your email for a link to the online form as soon as possible. We must receive information from every student. You can include up to three students on a form if they reside at the same address. Thank you for your cooperation!

What is Impact Aid?

Every year Central Kitsap School District must apply for Federal Impact Aid funds from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds compensate CKSD for the loss of local tax dollars from tax exempt federal property in the Silverdale and Bremerton area.

CKSD must conduct a federal residence and employment survey on a yearly basis in order to obtain a current count of families in the district who live on/or work on federal property. The results of our Impact Aid survey help support our request for these federal funds.

This survey is critical to our district’s resources for students. We will not receive these funds unless all forms are completed and returned to school. The results of our Impact Aid survey help support our request for these federal funds.

I didn’t get the email!

We started sending emails the morning of November 2. It may take up to 48 hours for all emails to be delivered to families. The email will be sent to the primary guardian we have on file for each student.

You may be able to locate the email via search for the subject line “Signature requested on “Impact Aid Form 2020” or sender email address, If you have multiple students and are missing an email, sometimes email providers (e.g. Gmail, Outlook) group similar emails in a single thread or conversation. Open the entire email thread to see if you have multiple emails for each student.

If you still can’t find the email, contact your student’s school to verify your email address and request a new email.

I need a translated version of the form.

If you need a translated version of the form, contact your school's office manager.

If you need additional assistance in reading, understanding, or completing forms or information, the district will provide, upon request, oral translation or interpretation by a trained translator/interpreter. This service is free. Call Student Services at 360-662-1734 to request translation services.

How do I sign an online form?

Here's a video on how to electronically sign a document.

  1. In your email, click the button “Review and sign.”
  2. When the form loads in your browser, click the yellow start tab to begin filling in the form.
  3. At the end of the form, you’ll have several options to sign the form. You may type, draw with a mouse, upload an image, or sign with your finger on a mobile device.
  4. Once you have completed all the required fields, click the blue button “Click to sign” to submit your form.
  5. You can download a copy of your response on the next page. A copy will also be sent to your email address.

How is my information protected?

Adobe Sign meets or exceeds stringent security and legal compliance standards. This online form employs industry standard encryption and security practices to protect data and personal information

The Adobe Sign service complies with several industry standards for data security and availability such as PCI DSS 3.0, HIPAA, SOC 2 Type II and ISO 27001.

Additionally, Adobe Sign meets industry-specific compliance requirements such as HIPAA, FERPA, GLBA, and FDA 21 CFR Part 11.

What information is reported to the federal government?

The school district only reports the number of students residing with families who live on and/or work on federal property. We do not report information about individual students in the Federal Impact Aid application.
If you have additional questions, contact Sara Castro at (360) 662-1652 or email