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Taxpayer-Funded Health Insurance

The Batavia School District will vote on a health insurance contract tonight (4/23/19). This represents a large cost to taxpayers, one that keeps going up every year, even as enrollment is declining. Details are here. Sheet 1 has a summary … Continue reading

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Former BPS101 Superintendent Ranks in Biggest Pension Payouts

Taxpayers United of America has compiled a list of the 200 biggest government pensions in IL. 81 of the 200 come from the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS). They then narrowed the list to the top 50 pensioners in the TRS. … 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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Artificial Turf + Tax Levy Increase = Out of Touch School Board

On the agenda for Tuesday night’s (Nov. 17) Batavia School Board meeting: Vote to spend $56,000 on a design proposal for artificial turf. According to estimates from Sep. 2014, the artificial turf itself plus the necessary storm water detention that … Continue reading

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School Budget Hearing, City COW tomorrow

There are 2 important meetings tomorrow, Tuesday, 8/25: 7pm–Batavia School Board–public hearing for the 2015-16 budget. They’ve issued another budget in a different format. It contains a bit more information in that it shows % increases in major categories, but … Continue reading

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New School Website, New Budget

BPS101 has unveiled their redesigned website. If you want to see the tentative budget for 2015-16, (as of 7/27/15) don’t go to the “District Budget” on the drop-down menu under the “About” tab where it would logically be. Instead, click … Continue reading

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Tax Bills Are Coming

Kane County has issued a document to answer common questions regarding the property tax bills its residents will soon be receiving. Batavia School District 101’s tax extension will increase by 1.24%, while the City of Batavia’s will decrease by 4.80%. … Continue reading

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VOTE

Just a reminder: Today, April 7 is Election Day. Please be sure to vote. School board candidates GRO–Gabriel, Rechenmacher, and Olache–are facing some stiff competition from the teachers union and its candidates. The union PAC paid for 3 candidates’ signs … Continue reading

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Vote GRO Tuesday, April 7

Tuesday, April 7, voters in Batavia Public School District 101 will have the chance to elect 3 new members of a 7 member Board of Education. While 3 is not a majority, much can be gained from having board members … Continue reading

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Batavia to Join Aurora STEM School?

Update:  On February 24, the Aurora STEM school partnership was approved 4-2, with Hodge and Gaspar voting against it. The Batavia school board is considering becoming a partner in the Aurora STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) school. 50 students in … Continue reading

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