Lifetime health insurance is about to become a thing of the past for administrators in the Buffalo Public Schools.
Administrators hired after July 2023 will not be eligible for health insurance paid for by the district after they retire, under the terms of a new contract approved this week by the School Board.
“It is significant. It’s something the district had pursued for at least the last two collective bargaining agreements,” said Robert Boreanaz, the attorney for the Buffalo Council of Supervisors and Administrators.
Over the years, Boreanaz said, Buffalo had become one of the few districts in New York State still providing retirees with health insurance.
Administrators hired prior to July 2023 will remain eligible for retiree health insurance.
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Those hired after July 2023 will have the option of selling back to the district up to 120 unused sick days to be used toward the cost of their health insurance premiums after they retire.
Teachers in Buffalo still receive retiree health insurance. The Buffalo Teachers Federation is currently in negotiations with the district for a new contract. Union President Phil Rumore said the district is hoping to negotiate an end to retiree health insurance for