Schools all across our state open up and close each day with the help of thousands of people who keeps them operating efficiently and safely.
You probably know a friendly office assistant who keeps everything going smoothly at your school. Or the kind school custodian who opens the doors every day after making sure everything looks spotless.
They aren’t just school employees. They team up with teachers and principals to shape the future of our children and impact their lives every day.
This year, about 40 percent of the money raised by the lottery − $386 million − of the money will cover the costs of these employees’ salaries.
You have told us in the past these school employees do heroic work. Twice, we’ve put a spotlight on their work as N.C. School Heroes. You can check out their stories again here:
These stories show the power of education to shape our children’s lives. Thank you for helping to make them happen.
This year, the lottery’s goal is to raise at least $885 million for education. In all, more than $9 billion has been raised in the lottery’s first 16 years.
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