LANGHORNE — Forget magazine drives and candy sales. A cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia hopes to raise money by auctioning itself on eBay.
Officials at The Learning Center in Langhorne, Pa., are seeking bids starting around $600,000 to offset steep budget cuts.
The eBay listing describes the public alternative school for at-risk teens as "pre-owned" and "slightly used."
The winner won't own the school. But he or she will get a naming opportunity, a free large pizza and the satisfaction of "delivering an education to a group of kids who could really use it."
Principal JoAnn Holland says she hopes the auction idea, which came from a recent graduate, will draw the attention of a wealthy benefactor. Bidding ends Wednesday.
As of Monday afternoon, The Learning Center has two pending offers with roughly two days left to bid.
Neshaminy School District officials did not immediately return requests for comment Monday.