Category Archives: School Board

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). Advertisements

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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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BPS101 on Shaky Financial Ground

The Illinois State Board of Education’s annual assessment of the financial health of the state’s school districts downgraded Batavia to “Early Warning”. The Chicago Tribune organized the data and lists Batavia as the 14th worst school district in the Chicago … Continue reading

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Taxpayer-Funded Preschool Approved

On Jan. 26, the same night the Batavia School Board approved artificial turf, taxpayer-funded preschool was also approved. Tuition that parents have paid for their children to attend preschool at BPS 101 will be replaced by taxpayer funding and a … Continue reading

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Artificial Turf Approved

The Batavia School Board approved by unanimous consent artificial turf for Bulldog Stadium, at a cost of $1.42 million when combined with the track. Board member John Dryden, who had previously come out against the turf, changed his mind to … Continue reading

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Batavia School Board to Vote on Artificial Turf

School board meeting tonight. Topic: artificial turf. They have on tonight’s agenda the grand total for track, turf, and construction/installation of $1.4 million, and how they plan to pay for it: $400k from 2017 budget for the track (taxes), $300k … Continue reading

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