Tags: US | Teachers | Cosmetic | Surgery

Taxpayers Paid $9M for NY Teachers' Cosmetic Work

Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 11:47 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

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.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Actor Booth Colman Dies at 91

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 21:30 PM

Booth Colman, who had a long career as an actor including the role of ape scientist Dr. Zaius in the 1970s "Planet of th . . .

FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston Cleared in Campus Rape Hearing

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 19:12 PM

Florida State University star quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared in a student conduct code hearing looking into . . .

Satanic Temple Puts up Display at Michigan Capitol

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 18:42 PM

Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds in Lansing as Christmas week g . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved