On Sunday, we'll be running a special section, "Your Schools, Your Vote," providing the most extensive coverage in Western New York related to the suburban school budget votes and school board elections on Tuesday.
We'll give you detailed information about the proposed budget for every district in Erie and Niagara counties; information about candidates in contested board races; and graphics that will enable you to compare taxes, enrollment changes and spending changes in your district to others in the region.
Today, we're giving you a sneak peek of the kind of information you'll find on Sunday. The maps below tell you how much each district plans to spend, per student, in 2012-13, along with how much that amount has changed in the past five years.
(Enrollment numbers include students enrolled in district schools, as well as charter schools. That's the way the state reports this information.)
Keep in mind, these numbers are estimates, as final enrollment won't be known until the fall -- and the budgets are pending voter approval.
Click on each district to get the district name, per student spending, and five-year percent change. The darker green the district is, the higher its spending per student.
Here's Erie County:
And Niagara County:
- Mary Pasciak