SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Worried about possible layoffs, school principal Michele Miller spotted a potential solution in her own home.
The principal of Jackson Elementary in El Dorado Hills, a suburb east of Sacramento, decided to part with most of a shoe collection gathered over the past 15 years.

She is selling 285 pairs — which fill a room in her apartment — to help close a district budget gap of up to $2.2 million. She’s asking for a donation of $1,000 a pair to save the jobs of 17 teachers, three vice principals, library technicians and others.

Volunteers are uploading photos of the size 7-7 1/2 high-tops, cowboy boots, leopard-print rain boots, sandals, platforms and high heels to a website, http://www.shoestotherescue.com .

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Even if they sell out, Miller will still have 65 pairs.

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