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Election Day

Election Day is tomorrow, April 2. For those who haven’t early voted, please get out and vote. Local government elections determine what local services you receive and at what cost— through your property taxes—with the School Board taking over 2/3 … Continue reading

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New Year, Same Old Story

Your taxes are going up. The School Board, as usual, increased their property tax levy the maximum amount. Enrollment is declining but taxes keep going up. The City Council increased taxes as well. The gasoline tax increased by 1 cent, … 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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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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BPS101 Seeks $12 Million in Bonds

This past Tuesday (1/12/16), the Batavia School Board voted to apply for $12 million in bonds for capital projects through a program administered by the state. The bonds would, if awarded, have a higher interest rate than market value. The … Continue reading

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$12 Million in Bonds for the School District?

This Tuesday, 1/12/16, is a special school board meeting that among other things will involve the board taking a vote on whether or not to apply for $12 million in low or no interest bonds for capital projects. (Never mind … Continue reading

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School Board Raises Taxes by Maximum–Again

The Batavia School Board voted Tuesday, Nov. 17 to raise the levy by the maximum allowed by law (.8% + new construction). The vote was unanimous. They also voted to spend $56,000 on a design proposal for artificial turf at … Continue reading

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