This makes me want to listen to some Van Halen. Taxpayers Paid $9M for NY Teachers' Cosmetic Work Comments Recommend PrintEmail ArticleLargerSmaller BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo teachers rang up nearly $9 million worth of taxpayer-covered cosmetic surgery in 2009, according to the state-appointed authority overseeing public school finances. The Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority found that last year's costs for elective procedures such as chemical peels and other skin treatments were up $8 million over 2004's $1 million tab for cosmetic surgery. The procedures, provided under the teachers' union contract, accounted for 9 percent of the district's total spending on health benefits for employees and retirees, The Buffalo News reported Thursday. Taxpayers Paid $9M for NY Teachers' Cosmetic Work | Firstcoastnews.com | Local News Holy nose job!