From: Marianne Demers
To: David Lifferth,
Subject: Make funding SB 117 a priority
Date: Mon Apr 06 21:02:31 MDT 2015
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Dear State Representative Lifferth,

Education is a key driver of Utah’s economic opportunity and future prosperity. One of the key principles within Prosperity through Education, a 5-year plan to place Utah in the top 10 among states in education is helping children read confidently by 3rd grade. I urge you to prioritize funding SB 117 Interventions for Reading Difficulties Pilot Program this session to ensure positive educational outcomes for young children. Reading is fundamental to a child’s academic success. SB 117 provides teachers with the training to be able to recognize and help children with reading difficulties (like dyslexia).

We need to have this bill fully-funded in order to appropriately serve the many students that are affected by dyslexia.

The economic benefits of early childhood education outweigh the costs of providing these educational opportunities indicating a wise financial investment. Evidence has shown us college and career readiness begins with the ability to read fluently. I ask that you please help ensure reading success in the early years by supporting the funding of SB 117.

Sincerely, Marianne Demers 2613 Lower Lando Lane Park City, UT 84098