JDHS students urge funds for automotive program

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Two students of the Juneau Douglas High School automotive program urged the Assembly to find the funding to keep the program going.

    It would cost $40,000 to continue to lease the shop owned by the University of Alaska Southeast.

    Student Brian Stevenson praised the program and its positive impacts on students, "I think it has had a positive impact on all the students who have taken it.  Even if they don't pursue a career in the automotive field.  It has helped a lot of students find their career."

    Stevenson praised the teacher Steve Squires for his dedication and hard work over the years.

    Student Dylan Rice says he became concerned when he learned the program might be cut, "I just think it is a really good program just because we can't afford it in the school budget.  I would appreciate it if you signed a lease or did whatever you can to keep the program intact."

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