To: Dean Sanpei, curt,
Subject: Please Support the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program
Date: Thu Mar 13 20:12:39 MDT 2014
Dear Rep. Dean Sanpei and Sen. Curtis Bramble, As a parent of elementary school children, I am writing to you to petition your support for ongoing funding of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Program. Last year, the Utah legislature allocated much-needed funds for the BTS program, ensuring that children across Utah have the opportunity for an arts education. Now, we need to make sure this funding continues well into the future. Arts education is important to me and my children, and I think it serves an integral role in a well-rounded and comprehensive education. I urge you to support ongoing funding for this excellent program as it will perpetuate arts-integrated learning, eventually making it available to every child throughout the state. Please keep the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program in our schools. It is playing a critical role in the education of thousands of children, including my own. My children were at a school last year that did not have this program, and I can tell you, as weird as it sounds, my children have done better in school this year. They enjoy school more, they get to explore their artistic and musical capabilities which gives them a greater sense of accomplishment. Please keep this program. It is one of a kind. Sincerely, Cindy Curtis