you for your interest in donating a car or light truck to the ISD 709
Automotive Technology program.
Vehicles donated to this “hands-on” program help Denfeld and Duluth East
High School students learn the skills they need to enter the high-tech field of automotive repair:
- Live on-car diagnostic and repair work on computer controlled
electrical and brake systems
- Applying engine theory
- Construction, diagnosis, computer, fuel and ignition systems,
steering and suspension systems, and wheel alignment
- Students learn how to service various systems using proper technical
- They are encouraged to participate in job shadowing and/or an internship
at a local repair facility.
Automotive Youth Education System (AYES)
curriculum is utilized and the National Automotive Technicians Education
Foundation (NATEF) Certification Program is implemented.
Please review the following criteria for donation carefully - not
all vehicles are suitable for this program:
cars and light trucks need to be 1996 or newer to have educational value
current owner must possess a clear “Title” with no Open Liens or Holds
- Vehicles with a “Salvage” or “Reconstructed” Title may require supporting
documentation to ensure the safety of all.
out or structurally compromised vehicles will not be accepted. If you think the car is unsafe, please do not
make the donation, and choose to have the car recycled.
709 Duluth Public schools reserves the right to reject any donations based on
safety or environmental concerns.
in need of mechanical or electrical repair are gladly accepted to provide live
work experience for student learning.
Paperwork, tax documents:
wishing to donate must provide a letter stating that the donated vehicle
becomes the exclusive property of ISD709 Duluth Public Schools. The letter must
also state that the donating party makes no claim, holds, reservations, or conditions connected to the donation of said vehicle.
the donated vehicle has been accepted by both the Automotive Program and the
School Board, the donating party will receive tax documents. Sample letters and instructions on determining
value of the donation will be shared at any time before the actual donation
Questions? Interested in donating a vehicle? Please contact Phil
Rannila, instructor for the ISD 709 High School Automotive Program (located at
Denfeld High School). Call 218-336-8830 ext.
4081, or email firstname.lastname@example.org