From: Scott Draper
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Support SB97S03, Fund Education
Date: Mon Apr 06 21:31:38 MDT 2015

Dear State Representative Sanpei,

Utah is widely recognized as a well-managed state with a strong economy. At current levels of investment, measures of our state’s educational achievement show that we have fallen to the middle of the pack. This trend is perilous to our economic future.

Utahns want the legislature to invest in education while maintaining Utah’s attractive tax climate. We need to keep pace with enrollment growth and we need to improve educational outcomes. SB97SB03 makes changes related to school property taxes and funding. By doing so, SB97S03 will bring in $75 million in additional funding to education.  The average cost to a family is about $48 and to a business is $348  annually. We can no longer delay funding education. We must outline comprehensive investments  to ensure the needs of schools and students are met.

Please make education funding a priority so that we can prepare our young people to be among the most educated workforce in the nation. Please invest in Utah’s future prosperity by supporting SB97S03.

Sincerely, Scott Draper 4222 North 1400 West Helper, UT 84526