From: Barbara Badgett
To: Scott Sandall, David Lifferth, Jack Draxler, Edward Redd, Curt Webb, Jacob Anderegg, Justin Fawson, Gage Froerer, Jeremy Peterson, Dixon Pitcher, Brad Dee, Mike Schultz, Paul Ray, Curtis Oda, Brad Wilson, Steve Handy, Stewart Barlow, Timothy D. Hawkes, Raymond Ward, Becky Edwards, Doug Sagers, Susan Duckworth, Sandra Hollins, Rebecca Houck, Joel Briscoe, Angela Romero, Mike Kennedy, Brian King, Lee Perry, Fred Cox, Sophia DiCaro, LaVar Christensen, Craig Hall, Johnny Anderson, Mark A. Wheatley, Patrice Arent, Carol Moss, Eric Hutchings, Jim Dunnigan, Lynn Hemingway, Daniel McCay, Kim Coleman, Earl Tanner, Bruce Cutler, Steve Eliason, Marie Poulson, Ken Ivory, Keven John Stratton, Robert Spendlove, Richard Cunningham, Greg Hughes, John Knotwell, Melvin Brown, Kraig Powell, Scott H. Chew, Kay Christofferson, Brian Greene, Derrin Owens, Val Peterson, Bradley Daw, Keith Grover, Jon Stanard, Dean Sanpei, Norm Thurston, Francis Gibson, Michael McKell, Marc Roberts, Merrill Nelson, Brad King, Kay Mciff, Brad Last, John Westwood, mnoel, Lowry Snow, Don Ipson,
Subject: Governor's veto of funding for early intervention reading program--Please don't let this happen
Date: Thu Apr 07 19:53:46 MDT 2016

Dear Utah Representatives,


I’m writing you out of concern that Gov. Herbert vetoed  Early Intervention Reading Program funding (Kindergarten - grade 3).  I urge you, as the legislature, to override of this veto--for the sake of students who would benefit.  Please vote to continue funding.rage you to vote in behalf of this continuing this funding.  


A lack of reading proficiency has a devastating effect on our young children.  If they do not show proficiency by third grade, the rest of their school years are riddled with difficulties that they would not otherwise encounter.  Proper use of early reading software can help ensure our students all become proficient readers, setting them on a trajectory for success throughout their lives.  


I appreciate the legislature’s interest in improving education for Utah’s children.  I believe the K-3 Early Intervention Reading program is making a difference in our schools and hope it can continue for years to come. 

Barbara Badgett, PhD