From: Rebecca Dutson
To: Lee Perry,
Subject: I Urge You to Vote Yes on HB96!
Date: Mon Feb 10 23:44:17 MST 2014
Feb 10, 2014 Representative Lee Perry State Capitol , Suite 350 350 North State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84114 Dear Representative Perry, I am writing to ask that you support school readiness and vote YES on HB96. High-quality preschool is a proven strategy that literally 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 am a mom with two daughters. Both attended preschool. I wouldn't have had it any other way. I know it helped them become the outstanding young women and students they are today. Support for this legislation will make this same opportunity available to those kids and families who would otherwise not likely have the chance With HB96, at least they will have the choice. I strongly encourage you to support this VITAL legislation for our kids, our communities, and for the future of our state. HB96 is about giving parents choices and providing at-risk children with opportunities for a better life! It will literally change the course of their lives. Please vote in favor of this legislation--together, we CAN literally change the odds for the better. Sincerely, Ms. Rebecca Dutson 1218 E 3rd Ave Salt Lake City, UT 84103-4339 (801) 230-9596