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 Word

“The Board promised to keep the district’s overall tax rate at $4.69 as part of the 2007 Building Referendum. Board members on Tuesday passed a resolution to increase the rate to an amount not exceeding $5 per $100 of equalized assessed valuation for the 2010 levy.This means the school tax rate for the owner of a $100,000 home will not exceed $5,000 [emphasis added].”

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