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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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School District Referendum Fails

The Batavia School District’s $15 million referendum lost by a wide margin, with 73.5% of voters voting “No”, according to the unofficial tally cited by the Chicago Tribune, Nov. 5, 2014. That amounts to 8,551 residents of the district rejecting … Continue reading

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“Virelli: It’s about the kids”

An excellent column appeared on the editorial page of the Kane County Chronicle, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014: “Virelli: It’s about the kids” (online publication date 10/31/14). Please take the time to read it. It gives examples of how this father … Continue reading

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Batavia School District Spin

The Batavia School District has put out an informational video through BATV on the $15 million referendum. If you view it critically, you will find some interesting details (or lack thereof). Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Dave Andrews starts by … Continue reading

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Artificial Turf Controversies Make News

The Batavia School District’s latest $15 million project list includes 2 artificial turf fields, for a combined total of $6 million for just the turf and stormwater drainage modifications. Replacing the artificial turf will cost an additional $1 million every … Continue reading

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“Vote NO to More Debt”

Batavians for Responsible Government has begun their education campaign on the Batavia School District’s $15 million referendum. Yard signs are now popping up around town. The focus on debt was chosen because whichever way the school district may spin it, … Continue reading

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Details of $15 Million Possibilities

The Batavia school district has released a sample project list the $15 million bond referendum could fund. While their District E-news says, “The current plan is to divide the $15 million between capital improvements at several schools (end-of-life assets, such … Continue reading

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Batavia High School Artificial Turf?

On May 27, 2014, at the BPS101 School Board’s Finance Committee noon meeting, the sports boosters proposed to pay for the estimated $1.5 million artificial turf for the football stadium through a pledge of $100,000/yr. Aside from the additional cost … Continue reading

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