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January 25th, 2021 by Mike Vasilinda

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Reading Initiative Package

Florida is beginning the largest book distribution program in America. Called the New Worlds Reading Initiative, more than 81 thousand books are on their way to struggling readers across Florida. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, the hope is the initiative will keep  slow readers from becoming dropouts.

Supers: Tallahassee

0:22-0:25 nat sot of reading

0:31-0:39 Sot: Ron DeSantis

Governor

0:49-0:53 Sot: Rep. Chris Sprowls

House Speaker

R-Palm Harbor 

0:54-1:02 Mike Vasilinda Standup

1:12-1:21 Sot: Rep. Chris Sprowls

House Speaker

R-Palm Harbor 

Runs 1:34

AnchorTag: To learn more or to enroll your child, go to newworldsreading.com/enroll.

Reading Initiative Package Script:

Governor Ron DeSantis handed out colorfully illustrated books at this Wakulla elementary school. The book, Swimmy, is about creatures that overcome danger with ingenuity and teamwork.

In addition to these students, 81thousand other slow readers are getting the book in the mail, and will get a new book each month. 

Nat sot:”I’m feeding my brain what it needs everyday.”

“Wow, great job.”

An enclosed flyer will encourage students to take a pledge to read.

Sot: Ron DeSantis

Governor

“And nearly ninety percent of the students who failed to earn a high school diploma were struggling with reading by grade three.”

177 million is in this years budget for the New World’s Reading Initiative. It’s the brain child of House Speaker Chris Sprowls.

Sot: Rep. Chris Sprowls

House Speaker

R-Palm Harbor 

“If a child can learn to read, they can learn. If they can learn everything becomes possible.”

Mike Vasilinda Standup

“After the initial funding runs out, corporations will be able to donate up to fifty million a year to the program, and then take a credit against state taxes.”

In addition to the books, parents are also being given an entire learning plan that includes text messages and support materials. 

Sot: Rep. Chris Sprowls

House Speaker

R-Palm Harbor 

“Engaging the parents in a real way, so that includes  getting that communication; here’s a video about the book your kid got. Here’s some quality content that will help you read that book to your kid; give you some techniques.”

The books are free to families with children in K through 5 who are not reading up to grade level. Nine books a school year will be sent to students homes.

VO/SOT: Guardianships

The state knows little about who is a guardian taking care of elderly wards in the state, but Senate Bill 1710, which cleared its first Senate committee unanimously today will fix that. The legislation requires Clerks of Court to submit data annually. Doug Franks, who fought for four years to free his mother from a guardian in a two million dollar legal fight says it is unconscionable the state hasn’t already got the data.

Sot: Doug Franks

Guardianship Reformer

“We’ll know what percentage and generate some ideas about abuse so that we can go and tell the Senate and the House how many people one guardian has. If he has twenty-five or thirty clients. Can he, really one person operate that many wards? And we don’t think they can. There is no limit right now that I know of that limits the wards.”

Franks mother died just two weeks after she was freed from her guardianship. Doug says she was eating ice cream at the time and called it the happiest time spent with his mother. He blames corrupt guardians motivated by money for guardian abuse. 

Reading Initiative LOOK LIVE

Florida is beginning the largest book distribution program in America. Called the New Worlds Reading Initiative, more than 81 thousand books are on their way to struggling readers across Florida. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, the hope is the initiative will keep  slow readers from becoming dropouts.

Supers:

0:00-0:14 Mike Vasilinda

0:15-0:17 Nat sot of reading

0:26-0:32 Sot: Ron DeSantis

Governor

0:42-0:46 Sot: Rep. Chris Sprowls

House Speaker

R-Palm Harbor

0:47-1:00 Mike Vasilinda

AnchorTag: To learn more or to enroll your child, go to newworldsreading.com/enroll.

Reading Initiative LOOK LIVE Script:

MV:”More than eighty-one thousand books are in the mail to struggling readers not reading at grade level across the state.The money comes from a legislative initiative passed last year but just now being implemented.”

Nat sot:”I’m feeding my brain what it needs everyday.”

“Wow, great job.”

A flyer with each book encourages students to pledge to read.

Sot: Ron DeSantis

Governor

“And nearly ninety percent of the students who failed to earn a high school diploma were struggling with reading by grade three.”

177 million is in this years budget for the New World’s Reading Initiative. It’s the brain child of House Speaker Chris Sprowls.

Sot: Rep. Chris Sprowls

House Speaker

R-Palm Harbor 

“If a child can learn to read, they can learn. If they can learn everything becomes possible.”

MV:”After the initial funding runs out, corporations will be able to donate up to fifty million a year to the reading initiative, and then take a credit against their state corporate taxes.”

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