6:11 am March 25, 2011, by Henry Unger
How’s this for a class act to save jobs?
Worried about possible layoffs, school principal Michele Miller spotted a potential solution in her own home, Associated Press writes.
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, AP reports.
She is selling 285 pairs to help close a district budget gap of up to $2.2 million, AP writes. She’s asking for a donation of $1,000 a pair to help save the jobs of 17 teachers, three vice principals, library technicians and others.
Miller felt the urge to act after leaving a late-night school board meeting March 8, when she learned the district faces a budget deficit of no less than $1.4 million, AP writes.
Volunteers are uploading photos of the size 7-7½ high-tops, cowboy boots, leopard-print rain boots, sandals, platforms and high heels to a website.
This is real leadership, in my view. More bosses in the public and private sectors could take a lesson from the principal here.
What do you think?
- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
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