To: David Lifferth,
Subject: Vote Yes on HB96!
Date: Wed Feb 05 20:21:49 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. As I mentioned in a previous message, access to quality preschool education is making a difference for my son. He has access to speech therapists and special education specialists that we wouldn't be able to provide for him on our own. With the quality specialists that have been provided for my son, he is making improvements in his speech and understanding. I truly believe that preschool should be available to everyone and that it has nothing but benefits to the community and state immediately and in the future. 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. 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. David Kelly 3846 W Sumter Dr West Jordan, UT 84084-1423 (801) 634-4992