t’s no secret it takes a lot of money to fund public education. Now, the Virginia Lottery is doing its part, handing Gov. Ralph Northam a check for $765 million to benefit the commonwealth’s K-12 school programs.
In a livestreamed event, Northam said the money, based on record profits for the lottery agency, comes at a good time.
“It’s been a difficult year,” said Northam. “A very challenging year, especially for public education.”
The coronavirus pandemic forced the state to provide virtual education, while spending money to outfit buildings to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19.