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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

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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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SB16 Threatens State Funding to Batavia Schools

The Batavia School District stands to lose about $4 million in state funding, phased in over 4 years, if Senate Bill 16 (SB16) passes the IL House. SB16 would redistribute the state taxes that go toward education according to a … 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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