Fox News has already picked up the Buffalo News story about the dramatic increase in cosmetic surgery costs taxpayers are picking up for Buffalo Public Schools employees and their families.
This weekend, the local story will be featured at 7:45 a.m. Sunday on FOX News & Friends, the morning news show. Buffalo Board of Education Member Christopher Jacobs (pictured at left) will appear on the show.
Word of Jacobs' TV appearance came via a press release from a local public relations firm. Earlier this week, Jacobs said the district is not paying the firm for its work. Rather, he said, the public relations help comes from "a friend" of his.
Jacobs has called for the district to investigate the recent increase in costs for cosmetic surgery. In 2004, the tab was under $1 million. Last year, according to Jacobs, it was nearly $9 million.
Buffalo News readers will have the chance to ask questions directly to Jacobs and Buffalo Teachers Federation President Philip Rumore on Monday. The two men have agreed to participate in a live chat at 1 p.m. Monday here at the School Zone blog.
So start lining up your questions now.
No preregistration is required for readers who want to ask questions -- you can just type in your questions during the chat. We'll try to get to as many as we can.