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From: Alison Cundiff
To: Rep. Perry, L.,
Subject: Vote Yes on HB96!
Date: 2014-02-10T21:44:01Z

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. As a citizen of this great state, I am excited about the possibility of giving children and parents the option of greater success. I was lucky enough to attend a preschool where I gained the vital skills I needed to begin kindergarten ready to learn. I was also fortunate enough to have my mother stay home with me during this vital time in my life. My mother and father both read to me every day. Not all children are as fortunate as I was. Not all children have mothers and fathers who have the time to read to and teach them. I strongly urge you to vote Yes on HB96 to give those children the opportunity to succeed. This could be the only chance these children have to succeed. 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. HB96 is about giving parents choices and providing at-risk children with opportunities for a better life! Sincerely, Mrs. Alison Cundiff 2180 E Browning Ave Salt Lake City, UT 84108-2250 (801) 673-8830