From: Jerilyn Stowe
To: David Lifferth,
Subject: Please Vote Yes on HB96!
Date: Wed Feb 05 21:21:48 MST 2014
Body:
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. I have a preschool aged-daughter and have seen first-hand the social, emotional, and academic effects of a high-quality preschool program. I believe every child in our state deserves the same opportunity to learn and thrive. 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, Mrs. Jerilyn Stowe 2297 S Lake St Salt Lake City, UT 84106-1869