Category Archives: School Board

Batavia Taxes Highest in Tri-Cities

Property tax bills are out. Once again, Batavia’s property taxes are higher than both Geneva and St. Charles. To see where we rank in Kane County, and for a link to view your taxes, please see the article on Kane County … Continue reading

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Taxpayer-Funded Health Insurance

The Batavia School District will vote on a health insurance contract tonight (4/23/19). This represents a large cost to taxpayers, one that keeps going up every year, even as enrollment is declining. Details are here. Sheet 1 has a summary … Continue reading

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Election Day

Election Day is tomorrow, April 2. For those who haven’t early voted, please get out and vote. Local government elections determine what local services you receive and at what cost— through your property taxes—with the School Board taking over 2/3 … Continue reading

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New Year, Same Old Story

Your taxes are going up. The School Board, as usual, increased their property tax levy the maximum amount. Enrollment is declining but taxes keep going up. The City Council increased taxes as well. The gasoline tax increased by 1 cent, … Continue reading

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2018 School District Budget Public Hearing

Tonight, Tuesday, 8/22, 7pm, at the BPS 101 Administration Building on Wilson St., is the public hearing for the 2018 District Budget. As usual, they are assuming a maximum tax levy increase (around 2% + new construction), with total expenditures … Continue reading

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School Board to Discuss Tentative Budget

Tuesday, July 18, 7pm, the School Board will discuss their tentative budget for the new school year. As usual, the budget assumes maximum tax increases, capped only by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), this year expected to be around 2%. … Continue reading

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Meetings This Week

BPS 101–Tuesday, January 10, 6pm– Special School Board Meeting–agendas: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/bps101/Board… District Management Council (DMC) consultants will present a proposal to the Board for their services. Bottom line: cost of $180,000 ($60,000/yr for 3 yrs) to make staffing schedules. This is … Continue reading

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City Council, School Board Meetings

For your convenience, there are contact buttons at right if you wish to send comments to your elected officials. City Council Monday night (9/19)–City Council will vote to purchase the last private property for the Shodeen apartments project, Fisher’s dental … Continue reading

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School District Budget for 2016-17 Now on Display, Public Hearing 8/23

The BPS101 tentative budget for 2016-17 is now on display here. The public hearing on the budget is scheduled for August 23, 2016. The budget is more detailed than in years past. Last year’s new Finance Director hire, Tony Inglese, … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Hike

On the BPS101 agenda for May 24, 2016 is item 7.2 Insurance Renewal. The recommendation before the School Board is to increase insurance premiums 15.7% to cover the cost of health care expenses and to build up the severely depleted … Continue reading

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