Schools Have Yet To See Lottery Proceeds

It's been several months since the North Carolina Education Lottery kicked off.
But individual school systems have yet to see a dime of that money. Lottery officials say they make the money and the General Assembly spends it. Some state representatives say it's not that simple. By law the first transfer of lottery proceeds was put in a state education reserve fund. Greene County Schools Superintendent Steve Mazingo says the construction of a much-needed new elementary school is at a standstill until they find out when they'll receive their predicted to get $480,000 per year. In the meantime, they purchased a mobile classroom unit. Lottery officials say their next deposit to the State Education Fund will be in October. It's unclear whether school districts will get their money at that time.