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'Real School Employees of Buffalo': Taxpayers Pick Up Tab for Plastic Surgeries, 5-Star Hotels and Limousines

anonymous3332 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:09 AM
I travel for a living and my company watches my expenses closely. Looking at their travel costs, the costs are close to what normal business travel would be. The 181 airline average around $336 a flight, that is reasonable. Using a limo service does not mean that they are getting a limo, sometimes it is cheaper to get a town car and driver than renting a car and paying for parking. That being said, the school district needs to be open and explain how and why the money is being spent.
Sorceress Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:25 PM
These are not business people. These are administrators who are supposed to be running a school district. They do not have very many reasons to leave the district. The current tendency of school districts to find any reason possible to travel outside the district and eve the state, show that they do not have a handle on their proper job - running the school district. When there is a deficit as deep as is the district in Buffalo, all travel should have been curtailed along with limos, surgeries and any non-academic juggernauts.

Check out this jaw-dropping story from EAGnews.org:

Just call them the “Real School Employees of Buffalo.”

Like the rich folks in the famous television show with the similar name, employees of Buffalo Public Schools routinely spend a great deal of money on extravagant things like plastic surgery, airline travel, expensive hotels and limousines.

The only difference is that the wealthy people in “Real Housewives” are spending their own money. In Buffalo they’re throwing around taxpayer dollars.

EAGnews recently completed an inspection of credit card records and the check registry for the City of Buffalo School District in 2011....