is holding an online auction to raise money for key student services.
Organizers are asking businesses to donate items for the fundraiser.
The money goes to everything from art and music, to counseling, science, math and reading intervention as well as technology instruction and equipment.
The school hopes to raise about $15,000 through the auction, which features hundreds of items, including museum tickets, wine tasting getaways, horseback riding and singing lessons.
There's even orthodontic care up for grabs – a $1,500 value from .
To bid, donate or just browse the items, visit the auction website here. Bidding is open to anyone aged 18 and older and starts Monday.
For more info, or to donate, email the school's PTA at MontevideoPTA@gmail.com.
As the budget crisis forces schools to do more with less, auctions like this have become more important.
"At Montevideo, class sizes have continued to increase and we have lost several of our young, dynamic teachers," said Principal Sharon Keeton. "Because of the generosity and hard work of the whole school community, we have been able to preserve programs for the children."
Families have come to the school's aid where it's needed, Keeton added.
"Our active parent community has stepped up to fill the gaps caused by the state budget crisis, and participation in this online auction will help to keep the cuts from affecting the quality of education for the students at our school," she said.
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