GA lottery funds for education only
During the 1990 gubernatorial election in Georgia, Gov. Zell Miller proposed the creation of the Georgia Lottery for Education. To ensure public support for the referendum, he committed to the Georgia electorate that all funds would be used to add to, not replace, existing educational programs. He specifically supported the development of a preschool program (GA PreK) and a college scholarship initiative (HOPE). The voters of Georgia passed the proposal in November 1992.
Facts about Georgia’s PreK program:
• There are budgets slots for 84,000 students.
• The maximum class size is 22 students.
• The state’s waiting list had 4,468 students on it in May.
• There are 885 providers.
The state provides about $34,000 a year for lead teachers and $13,611 for assistant teachers.