Joined by preschool children at the South Bend School District Early Learning Center, Pacific County’s top cops will discuss a report that shows how high-quality early learning lays the foundation for greater success in school and leads to a less crime. The report highlights significant research documenting the impact of quality early childhood programs on crime reduction. 

The law enforcement leaders will also discuss how providing high-quality early learning will help Washington comply with the State Supreme Court’s McCleary decision requiring the state to fulfill its paramount duty to amply provide for the education of all Washington children. 

The law enforcement leaders will be joined by Senator Brian Hatfield and Representative Brian Blake. 

WHO: Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson 
Pacific County Undersheriff Todd Fosse 
Raymond Chief Chuck Spoor 
Shoalwater Bay Chief Robin Souvenir 
South Bend Chief David Eastham 
Senator Brian Hatfield 
Representative Brian Blake 
Pacific County Prosecutor David Burke 

WHAT: Roundtable Discussion and Classroom Visit 

WHEN: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, 1:00 p.m. 

WHERE: South Bend School District Early Learning Center 
409 E. First Street, South Bend