From: Alison Cundiff
To: David Lifferth,
Subject: Please Vote Yes on HB96!
Date: Thu Feb 06 00:23:15 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. I strongly believe that all children should have the same chance to succeed regardless of the circumstances that they are in. This bill can serve to level the playing field for kids in our community. It breaks my heart to think about the children who this bill would help not getting the vital help they need to be successful. This seems like a no- brainer for me and I encourage you to support it. 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, Mrs. Alison Cundiff 2180 E Browning Ave Salt Lake City, UT 84108-2250 (801) 673-8830