From: Christopher Holt
To: Scott Sandall, David Lifferth, Jack Draxler, Edward Redd, Curt Webb, Jacob Anderegg, Justin Fawson, Gage Froerer, Jeremy Peterson, Dixon Pitcher, Brad Dee, Mike Schultz, Paul Ray, Curtis Oda, Brad Wilson, Steve Handy, Stewart Barlow, Timothy D. Hawkes, Raymond Ward, Becky Edwards, Doug Sagers, Susan Duckworth, Sandra Hollins, Rebecca Houck, Joel Briscoe, Angela Romero, Mike Kennedy, Brian King, Lee Perry, Fred Cox, Sophia DiCaro, LaVar Christensen, Craig Hall, Johnny Anderson, Mark A. Wheatley, Patrice Arent, Carol Moss, Eric Hutchings, Jim Dunnigan, Lynn Hemingway, Daniel McCay, Kim Coleman, Earl Tanner, Bruce Cutler, Steve Eliason, Marie Poulson, Ken Ivory, Keven John Stratton, Robert Spendlove, Richard Cunningham, Greg Hughes, John Knotwell, Melvin Brown, Kraig Powell, Scott H. Chew, Kay Christofferson, Brian Greene, Derrin Owens, Val Peterson, Bradley Daw, Keith Grover, Jon Stanard, Dean Sanpei, Norm Thurston, Francis Gibson, Michael McKell, Marc Roberts, Merrill Nelson, Brad King, Kay Mciff, Brad Last, John Westwood, mnoel, Lowry Snow, Don Ipson,
Subject: Response to Governor Veto of $3M for K-3 early intervention reading program
Date: Thu Apr 07 20:40:26 MDT 2016
Body:

Dear UT Senators and Representatives,

 

I’m writing to you in response to Governor Herbert’s decision to veto the funding for the K-3 Early Intervention Reading Program.  I understand that the legislature is considering an override of this veto.  I strongly encourage you to vote in behalf of this continuing this funding.  

 

A lack of reading proficiency has a devastating effect on our young children.  If they do not show proficiency by third grade, it is very difficult for them to progress through school and become productive citizens.  Early reading software coupled with high quality teaching can ensure our students have the opportunity to become proficient readers, which can afford them the potential for success throughout their lives. Data submitted for this original proposal shows overwhelming growth and progress for children using early intervention programs.

 

I appreciate the legislature’s interest in improving education for Utah’s children.  I believe the K-3 Early Intervention Reading program is making a difference in our schools and hope it can continue for years to come.