Budget cuts in one California school district prompted a principal to consider her wardrobe as a funding solution.
Michele Miller, the principal of Jackson Elementary in El Dorado Hills east of Sacramento, is offering up for sale 285 pairs of shoes from her collection. She hopes the sale will help close the district's budget gap estimated at a minimum of $1.4 million.
To help balance the budget the more than a dozen teachers, health aides, librarians and bus drivers have all been handed pink slips over the last several months.
Miller said her daily duties as principal have changed in recent months as well.
"Right now, I'm teaching math and reading groups and running the computer lab -- things I hadn't done in the past because of our limited resources."