Monthly Archives: July 2012

Superintendent Barshinger, Salary King of Fox Valley Schools!

According to the May 19, 2012 Beacon-News article on super salaries, guess who is the highest paid school superintendent in the Fox Valley? That’s right! Batavia’s Jack Barshinger!: Barshinger by far made more than any superintendent in the area last … Continue reading

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Excellent Explanations

Geneva Tax Facts does an excellent job of analyzing neighboring Geneva’s tax burden and explaining where the money goes, especially in regard to their school district (e.g., teacher and administrator salary schedules, budgeting, debt repayment). Though they are not Batavia, … Continue reading

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Ever Wonder How Much Batavia’s “Public Servants” Make?

http://www.openthebooks.com/, a project of For The Good of Illinois (founded by former Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Andrzejewski), puts the salaries of public employees at your fingertips, for free. Find out where some of your tax dollars are going. Do they … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Batavia, Your Tax Extension is Highest in County!

From the Daily Herald 5/17/12 : “The district’s tax extension went up 11.5 percent, primarily to repay money borrowed for the expansion of Batavia High School and repairs and expansions at other schools. Residents of the city of Batavia also … Continue reading

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School Tax Increase Breaks Batavia School Board’s Promise

Promises, promises. They’re only as good as the one making them. Unfortunately, the Batavia School Board cannot be trusted. The tax increase is decided, as the Batavia Patch reports 2/23/12: Batavia School Board Increases Tax Rate, Goes Back on its … Continue reading

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