2008-2009 Lottery Day Tool Kit

National Alliance

Each year public charter schools across the country hold lotteries to determine which applicants will attend the schools. Schools must hold these lotteries because public demand for charters is so high. Yet many state and local policymakers continue to institute or maintain legislation which limit the growth of quality charters. A Charter School Lottery Day Event allows families of applicant students to gather together at the school for an exciting lottery event to learn who will attend the school the following year. The Alliance has put together this tool kit with ideas for hosting a lottery day at your school.