What’s at stake when suburban voters in Erie and Niagara counties cast their ballots today? More than $2 billion in school spending and 83 school board members who will oversee how the money gets spent in 37 school districts.

Here’s your guide to the vote in your community:


Akron | Alden | Amherst | Cheektowaga | Cheektowaga-Maryvale | Cheektowaga-Sloan | Clarence | Cleveland Hill | Depew | East Aurora | Eden | Frontier | Grand Island | Hamburg | Holland | Iroquois | Kenmore-Tonawanda | Lackawanna | Lake Shore | Lancaster | North Collins | Orchard Park | Springville-Griffith | Sweet Home | Tonawanda City | West Seneca | Williamsville


Barker |Lewiston-Porter | Lockport | Newfane | Niagara-Wheatfield | Niagara Falls | North Tonawanda | Starpoint | Royalton-Hartland | Wilson


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• The news asked the school board candidates to tell us about their backgrounds and explain why they’re running. See all of the responses at