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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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It’s About the Kids’ DEBT

If this referendum passes, a student entering Batavia high school next year as a senior will be able to play football on the artificial turf fields installed summer 2015. That same student could graduate from college, move back to Batavia … 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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New $15 Million Possibilities

On Sep. 23, 2014, the Batavia School Board approved a new option for the athletic fields portion of the $15 million referendum. The preferred option, Option 2, includes a 2nd artificial turf field. Assistant Superintendent of Finance Dr. Kris Monn … 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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Workshop: Tax Increase, $15 Million Referendum

The proposed school board budget, now on display, includes expectation of the maximum tax increase they can legally get–an anticipated 1.5% increase (adjusted to the Consumer Price Index). So your taxes will go up again next year. There was no … Continue reading

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