Sonoma County Office of Education

SCOE official speaks on impact of lottery on schools

01/13/2016 - How important is the Powerball lottery to public education in Sonoma County? SCOE's Deputy Superintendent for Business Services weighed in on the matter with Press Democrat Reporter Jeremy Hay in light of the news around the growing Powerball jackpot, which is now at $1.5 billion. His take? Lottery funds represent and important, but small, piece of the school funding pie. “It’s helpful. We’re extremely glad we receive it, but the public’s perception that it’s a significant funding source for schools is probably overstated,” Jim Cerreta said. Read about it here.