2 WNY educators’ pension benefits among State’s highest

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) Following a NYS Court of Appeals ruling, pension data for retired NYS administrators and teachers have been released to the public.

Names, retirement dates, and retirement benefit rates for nearly 150,000 members of the New York State Teachers Retirement System were released to the Empire Center, a non-profit think tank based in Albany.

Two retired, local superintendents are among the list of the top 100 highest compensated educators.

At number 24 on the list, John H. George, who retired as North Tonawanda’s Superintendent in 2006, receives $206,493 annually.

79th on the list is Howard S. Smith, the retired Williamsville Central School district Superintendent. Smith retired in 2011 and receives $171,887 every year.

The full list of the top 100 highest educator pensions can be seen here.


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