What about the Lottery or State Prop 30? Weren’t they supposed to fix our schools?

Answer

Unfortunately, Lottery funds can only be used for classroom instruction, not facility or technology infrastructure upgrades. Moreover, the money LVUSD receives from the Lottery each year comprises less than 2% of the annual General Fund Budget. Prop 30 funds, approved by California voters in November 2012, restored earlier classroom cuts – but didn’t provide any “new” funding for schools or school facilities. Neither Lottery nor Prop 30 funds provide the funding solution our local schools need for facilities repairs, upgrades, and modernization.