State reading calendars distributed to elementary schools


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SALT LAKE CITY -- Two things take place this week involving reading that should get every parent's attention.

First, the state's summer reading calendars are going out to every elementary student. Jeanette Herbert, Utah's first lady, passed them out Wednesday at Bacchus Elementary at 5925 S. 5975 West in Salt Lake City.


We hope parents will take the time to look at it and make sure you read with your kids every day for 20 minutes. It's really important.

–Jeanette Herbert


The calendar encourages summer reading, helps kids track their progress and offers incentives for those who do it.

"We hope parents will take the time to look at it and make sure you read with your kids every day for 20 minutes. It's really important," Herbert said.

Secondly, a new law went into effect that requires schools to notify parents when first-, second- and third-graders aren't reading at grade level, then provide reading interventions."

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