Subject: K-3 Early Intervention
Date: Fri Apr 08 15:55:15 MDT 2016
Dear UT Senators and Representatives,
I’m writing you in regards to Governor Herbert’s veto for funding the K-3 Early Intervention Reading Program. I understand that the legislature is considering an override of this veto. I strongly encourage you to vote to continuing full funding.
My son, niece and man other children we know are either currently using this program, or have benefited from this program in past years. Out of many other programs my wife and I tried for our son, Imagine Learning is the one program he continually asked for more time on. It has really helped our family a lot!
You may know, a lack of reading proficiency has a devastating effect on our young children. If they do not show proficiency by third grade, it is very difficult for them to progress through school and become productive citizens. Early reading software has helped my son become a proficient reader. I would hate to see so many students not have this opportunity.
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.