The School Board has adopted the policy that Discretionary Lottery Revenues are to be used for the following expenditures:
1. Previously funded state categoricals
Prior to the identification of discretionary lottery funds, the state supported a number of categorical programs, including Student Development Services and Compensatory Education. Expenditures in this category are for continuation of similar programs within available resources.
2. Supplementing partially funded State Categorical (Transportation)
The State Transportation Categorical does not provide full funding of transportation expenses. Expenditures in this category are for transportation costs not covered by state categorical funds.
3. Enhancements to existing programs
Expenditures in this category are to provide partial support for various cultural enrichment programs, academic competitions, and the testing program for students.
4. Employee compensation increases
Expenditures in this category are to help provide increases in salaries and benefits for personnel.
5. Innovative programs
Expenditures in this category are to provide partial support for innovative programs in the schools.
6. School Improvement
Expenditures in this category provide schools with an annual per student allocation and flexible staffing units to support local school improvement plans. Also included are expenditures to support the state-mandated Florida’s System of School Improvement and Accountability initiative.
During the fiscal year July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, the District received $1,725,945 in revenue dollars for the above purposes. This represents only .020% of the total General Operating Revenue of the District through June 30, 2017.
This report is prepared and distributed pursuant to Florida Statutes Section 24.121(5)(f), which was a new reporting requirement imposed on all Florida School Districts by the State Legislature in 1996.
PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS DISCRETIONARY LOTTERY REVENUES HAVE DECLINED MORE THAN TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS FROM 1991-92 TO DATE.