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City Council Cares

On Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, the Batavia City Council did something remarkable for a unit of government: at the public hearing on the budget, they listened to the people and voted to cut a final $150,000 from the budget so … 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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No End in Sight for School Tax Levy Increases

Saturday, 2/7/15, there was a budget workshop for the Batavia School Board.  Assistant Superintendent of Finance Dr. Kris Monn laid out budget projections through Fiscal Year 2018. Click here for the documents presented at the meeting. (You won’t find them … Continue reading

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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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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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