Wasn’t The Lottery (or Proposition 30) supposed to fix our schools?
Unfortunately, Lottery funds can only be used for classroom instruction, not facilities, technology, or other capital upgrades. Moreover, the money LAUSD receives from the Lottery each year comprises less than 2% of its annual General Fund Budget. Proposition 30 funds, approved by California voters in November 2012, restored earlier classroom cuts but did not provide any “new” funding for schools or school facilities. Neither Lottery nor Prop 30 funds can provide the funding solution that LA schools need for repairs, upgrades, and modernization.
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