To: David Lifferth,
Subject: Support SB 97, Fund Education
Date: Mon Apr 06 20:59:03 MDT 2015
Dear State Representative Lifferth,
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. SB97 makes changes related to school property taxes and funding. By doing so, SB 97 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.
Thanks for all you are doing. Education is surely the key to a successful future for the next generation as well as ourselves. Well prepared citizens are the key to economic prosperity.
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 SB 97.
Sincerely, Janette Hales Beckham 1260 Oakcrest Cir Provo, UT 84604