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QAVTC students potentially to "flip" house in Quincy

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center Students could soon be taking their lessons out of the classroom and into a house.

That's because the school is looking to take a district owned house and renovate it.

Quincy Vo-tech students would essentially be flipping this house here at 2424 High St. as officials say it's in desperate need of a makeover.

If the plan gets approved by the Quincy school board it would provide real-world renovation work experience for about 50 students in the construction classes.

Vo-tech Director Mark Pfleiger says an estimated $20,000 in building materials would be needed to get the house in good shape to sell that money that would come out of the center's budget.

"The best experience in this particular program is for the students to go out on a work site in a real life situation so that's what this house will give us is that opportunity to have an on-site real life type lab," said Pfleiger.

Pfleiger says QHS' marketing, and graphics classes could also benefit from the project as they could help advertise when the house goes on the market.

The district would then sell the house and use the proceeds to buy another dilapidated home that could be fixed up.

The board is expected to vote on this issue Wednesday night.

If approved, work could start this spring.

 

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