Tag Archives: school

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

Posted in artificial turf, School Board | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in artificial turf, School Board | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in City Council, School Board | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in School Board | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in City Council, School Board | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in School Board | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in School Board | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in School Board | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What BRG is Not

There seem to be some who have come to regard Batavians for Responsible Government as “that group that opposes taxes”. We at BRG would like to set the record straight. Our group is not “Batavians Against Taxes”, but “Batavians for … Continue reading

Posted in School Board | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in artificial turf, School Board | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment