A Review of Use of Lottery Funds in the State’s K-12 Public School System

Report #73, June 1986

OVERVIEW

The approval of a state lottery by voters creates the need for new systems of accountability. This report focuses on determining if the State has established a sound system to allocate, use and account for lottery funds distributed to education. It also reviews the processes used by school districts to develop priorites for spending lottery funds and the expenditures that school districts have made with these funds.

The Commission makes five findings and six recommendations with regard to establishing spending priorities, defining instructional and non-instructional purposes, and improving school districts reporting on their use of lottery funds.