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Why Not Dryden?

Why should Batavia voters vote GRO–Gabriel, Rechenmacher, Olache–for Batavia School Board Tuesday, April 7, and not Dryden? The following came out of an email discussion with a concerned voter: While I did agree with John Dryden on the issue of … Continue reading

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An Effective City Council?

Tuesday night the Batavia City Council did something amazing: they listened to the people, they asked questions, they thought for themselves, they pushed back against Staff (and the Mayor), and they did good. They did their jobs representing the citizens … Continue reading

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A Ray of Hope

An exciting 3-person team will be on the ballot April 7, 2015 for election to the Batavia School Board:  William “Bill” Gabriel, Ron Rechenmacher, and Michelle Olache. Three seats are up on a board of 7. Eight candidates have filed. … Continue reading

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In Response

Lately the refrain of individuals and groups supporting the $15 million Batavia school district referendum has been, “not a tax referendum” or “no tax increase”. In response:

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Batavia School District makes top 50

Batavia School District is in the top 50 in Illinois–for fattest Superintendent pensions. The Batavia Patch 7/15/14 reports on data published by the Taxpayers United of America. Batavia’s former superintendent, Jack Barshinger, ranks #30 in a list of superintendent pensions … Continue reading

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