From: Christopher Stowe
To: David Lifferth,
Subject: Please Vote Yes on HB96!
Date: Thu Feb 06 03:53:47 MST 2014
Feb 5, 2014 Representative David Lifferth State Capitol, Suite 350 350 North State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84114 Dear Representative Lifferth, I am writing to ask that you support school readiness and vote yes on HB96. High-quality preschool is a proven strategy that changes the odds for at-risk children who lack opportunity. Participation in a high-quality preschool program ensures these children enter kindergarten on-track with their peers and reach proven benchmarks. It also increases their chances of graduating from high school, receiving post-secondary education, and obtaining a stable job, which ultimately, saves the state and taxpayers millions by avoiding costly remediation programs. As a parent to preschool aged kids, I strongly believe that a quality preschool experience provides children with a strong start not just academically, but also socially, and emotionally. I think every child deserves the same chance as my children to learn and grow. HB96 will offer an innovative way to partner with the private sector, increase the number of at-risk students who can access high-quality preschool programs, and ensure that children are ready to learn. I encourage you to support this VITAL legislation for our kids, our communities, and for the future of our state. Sincerely, Mr. Christopher Stowe 2297 S Lake St Salt Lake City, UT 84106-1869