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School Board Didn’t Get Message, Taxes to be Increased

The Batavia School Board didn’t understand the message behind the overwhelming NO vote on the referendum. On Thursday, Nov. 13, the Finance Committee passed to the full board, for discussion and approval, a levy that increases taxes to the maximum … 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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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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