LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) – Forget magazine drives and candy sales. A cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia hopes to raise money by auctioning itself on eBay.
The starting bid of just under $600,000 for The Learning Center in Langhorne, Pa., is designed to offset steep budget cuts. A tonguein-cheek listing describes the alternative school for at-risk teens as “pre-owned“ and “slightly used“.
The winner won’t own the facility, which is part of the Neshaminy School District. But he or she will get a plethora of goodies, including a naming opportunity, a free large pizza, a personalized school coffee mug and the chance to deliver a speech at graduation.
Not to mention the satisfaction of “delivering an education to a group of kids who could really use it“, according to the ad.