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Déjà Vu

On Jan. 10, the Board of Education voted to place the same issue on the April 4 ballot that voters rejected last November. The Board is seeking to issue $140 million in debt to fund the replacement of H.C. Storm … Continue reading

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Special Referendum Meeting

The Batavia School Board is holding a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, 6pm (note the early start time) to consider adopting the same issue that voters defeated in last November’s election by a vote of 7060 NO to 7036 YES. … Continue reading

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Referendum Repeat in April? Taxed to the Max Again

The Batavia School Board plans to hold a special meeting early next year to decide whether to place a bond referendum before voters in the April school board and municipal election. Voters narrowly rejected a $140 million issue in the … Continue reading

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Run for Office!

If you want to effect change, you have to elect good people. Consider running! All paperwork must be filed Dec 12-19. The City Council usually meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and the Committee of the Whole (where most Council … Continue reading

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BPS Survey

Batavia Public Schools are asking for feedback regarding the school bond referendum that voters rejected Nov. 8. Officials are asking that a survey that may be found at https://www.bps101.net/referendum/ be completed by Friday (12/16) of thisweek. You may also visit the … Continue reading

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School Board to Increase Property Taxes—Again

The school board is set to adopt a tax levy that may increase the taxes on a median-valued  home ($350,000) by $308 next year. A Truth in Taxation hearing was held as part of the Nov. 15 School Board meeting. … Continue reading

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“Vote Yes” Campaign Funded by Outside Insider Corporations

“Yes for BPS101”, the group that sent out deceptive mailers accusing the anonymously sent “Vote No” mailers of being from “outsiders” and not complying with legal reporting requirements, are themselves funded by outsiders and not in legal compliance! Worse yet, … Continue reading

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$140 Million School Referendum Defeated

Update: Final tally 7060 NO to 7036 YES — referendum defeated by 24 votes As of the evening on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the $140 million referendum was voted down by 176 votes, 6918 NO to 6742 YES. It may change … Continue reading

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Demolish and Rebuild 2 Schools?

Part of the $140 million referendum proposal is to demolish and rebuild 2 schools, Louise White and H.C. Storm. Both schools are only 44 years old, built in 1978. In 2015, the last Comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan lists both schools … Continue reading

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Vote NO to $140 Million Referendum

Update: “Vote NO” yard signs are available. Please request your sign through our “Contact Us” page. On the November 8, 2022 ballot is a $140 MILLION referendum for BPS101. From the district website: “Shall the Board of Education of Batavia … Continue reading

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