In 1994, Oregon voters directed Lottery funds to go to Oregon public schools. Soon after that, the Scratch-it℠ for Schools program was launched as a way to let Oregonians know Lottery dollars were now being allocated to public schools such as yours.
Over the 16 years that the Lottery has been hosting the Scratch-it for Schools event and offering public schools the chance to be a part of the event, we have continued to communicate that message. Our research points to the fact that Oregonians now cite “schools and public education” most often when asked where Lottery funds go.
Scratch-it for Schools has accomplished its primary mission of delivering the message that is now clear to Oregonians - Lottery dollars are doing good things for our public schools. So after 16 years, we have decided to pursue a new path; find a suitable replacement to this Lottery educational and promotional effort; and close out the current Scratch-it for Schools program.
Hundreds of adults represented schools at Scratch-it for Schools events. Whether they were teachers, administrators, parents or community members, they all understood the importance of schools in their communities. Over the life of the Scratch-it for Schools event, those adults won over $1 million for their schools! With that money, schools were able to bring in artists-in-residence, take field trips, purchase playground equipment, buy new computer software and hardware, and the list goes on and on.
We thank you for your participation. We look forward to finding new and creative ways the Lottery can provide Oregon public schools with funds that will help enrich and enhance schools’ educational experiences.
Larry Niswender, Director
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