To: Rep. Perry, L.,
Subject: I Urge You to Vote Yes on HB96!
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 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. Positive programs while children are young makes all the difference in how these children will end up. 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. The end depends on the beginning! It's our responsibility to make sure that all children including at-risk children, have all the abilities to succeed. Maybe even more important as they don't usually have much parental support and guidance. HB96 is about giving parents choices and providing at-risk children with opportunities for a better life! Sincerely, Ms. Paulette Cary 3138 E Carrigan Canyon Dr Salt Lake City, UT 84109-1476 (801) 558-0709