Four of our legislators took a tour of a non-traditional high school.
They saw how the technical school works and how funding would help grow the program.
Tyrell Barnard, a welding student gave legislators a tour of D-93’s program and would also like to see the school expand and add more staffing.
“We can get more buildings more teachers we can get more kids over hear to help with over crowding issues,” said Barnard.
The school teaches skills like welding, auto repair and construction work.
These classes exercise hands on teaching skills that are in high demand.
The school also teaches English, Math, Social Studies and Science.
State Representative Wendy Horman, sees the value of theses programs and would also like to see them grow.
“If we want to see those numbers grow for Idaho we need to support these kids of schools and budget requests,” said Horman.
“The measurements and precise things to be able to know what your doing because if your not doing it right you could possibly ruin a customers project a customers car not knowing your basic core classes,” said a Cabe Rynolds, a welding student.
Legislators from across the state of Idaho will be gathering in January to discuss budget requests.
“Budget committee will spend about the first six weeks of the session in budget hearings where we’ll listen to requests not only from this division but from many others and for every agency in the state,” said Horman.