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School Referendum Voted Down AGAIN!

The $140 million school district referendum was voted down for the 2nd time, with a wider margin than the first: 695 votes on election night, 3966 NOs to 3271 YESes. As of Wednesday morning, 4/5/23, the County Clerk’s office said … Continue reading

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Insider Corporation Funding “Yes” Campaign AGAIN

Lamp Inc, the construction company (Construction Manager) linked to the Batavia School District referendum, donated ANOTHER $5000 to the “Vote Yes” campaign. Pay-to-Play at its finest, Chicago-style:

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What will the $140 Million Referendum Cost Me?

Note: The chart has been updated using the calculations provided by the School District on their “Tax Calculator” page (which were slightly higher than our previous estimates). Below is a chart of what the $140 million school referendum could cost … Continue reading

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April 4, Vote NO

Why do we recommend a NO vote (again) April 4? There is way too much undefined in the School Board’s plan for $140 million in bonds ($180 million including their Capital Projects budget of $2 million/yr over the next 20 … 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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“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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