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Petaluma City Schools |  BP  3220.1  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Lottery Funds   

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The Board of Education intends to use California State lottery funds for supplemental and nonrecurring expenditures which support educational programs and activities. In recognition of the yearly fluctuations of lottery funds received by the district, the Board of Education shall not commit lottery funds for any purpose until they have been received.

(cf. 3000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

The Board shall establish funding priorities and approve all allocations in accordance with law.

(cf. 6161 - Equipment, Books and Materials)

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

Lottery funds allocated by the state for the purchase of instructional materials shall be expended on instructional materials as defined in Education Code 60010. Lottery funds shall not be used for the acquisition of real property, construction of school facilities, financing of research, or any other noninstructional purpose. (Government Code 8880.4, 8880.5)

(cf. 3460 - Financial Reports and Accountability)

For the receipt and expenditure of lottery funds, the Superintendent or designee shall establish a separate account that shall be clearly identified as a lottery education account. (Government Code 8880.5)

The Board encourages staff and community members to participate in determining how lottery funds will be used. The Superintendent or designee may solicit input through district advisory groups, Budget Committee, school site councils, and/or individual students, staff, parents/guardians and community members.

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

Legal Reference:


14600 Legislative findings and declarations: state control of lottery funds

14700-14701 Use of lottery funds

60010 Definitions

60119 Hearings, steps to ensure availability of textbooks and instructional materials


8880-8880.5 California state lottery: general provisions

Management Resources:


2001.05.10 Proposition 20 - Allocation of Lottery Funds for Instructional Materials




adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California

revised: March 15, 2011