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Taxpayers Paid $9M for NY Teachers' Cosmetic Work

Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 11:47 AM

 

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The state-appointed authority overseeing Buffalo, N.Y., school finances says taxpayers paid nearly $9 million in 2009 for city teachers and their dependents to get cosmetic surgery.

The Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority reports that last year's costs for procedures such as chemical peels and other skin treatments are up $8 million over the $1 million tab in 2004. The vast majority are elective.

About 10,000 district employees are eligible for the benefit. Officials say teachers and their dependents accounted for 90 percent of the approximately 500 people who received cosmetic surgery last year.

The teachers' union president says the union will give up the benefit in the next contract. He suspects teachers know the benefit will disappear and are using it while they can.

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