As spending has risen in suburban school districts in Erie and Niagara counties, local taxpayers have picked up more of the tab. Choose a district to see how state aid and local taxes have changed over time. email: djgee@buffnews.com.

Source: Total spending and tax levy is from Education Department's annual Property Tax Report Card; State aid figures are from enacted budget proposals from the Division of Budget, which could not provide 2010-11 proposed state aid runs. Excludes Buffalo Public Schools.

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