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Antigo students build home, district puts it up for saleSubmitted: 07/11/2014

Karolina Buczek
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kbuczek@wjfw.com


ANTIGO - The Antigo School District wants to sell the home students in the technology program built. The money from the sale will help buy materials for students to build another home next year.

The minimum bid for the home is 49 thousand dollars. All of that money will be recycled back into the building class. School leaders say it's important to keep the class going because it prepares students to get hands on experience.

"Their intention is to go into the trades and not necessarily go on to college," says Tim Prunty, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds. "This offers an opportunity for up to 15 students a year to get really job ready skills that will help them land that first job."

The students used a lot of specialized skills to build the house. They also built on pilings so the buyer can move the house anywhere they want.

Some community businesses are offering deals on the home to help the school sell it.

"Qualified buyers, if they're approved, have the opportunity to have the closing costs waived," says Prunty. "It's really a great partnership to help the school sell the home before the start of the new school year."

There will be an open house for the home Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

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