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Taxpayers? What Taxpayers?

When the Batavia School Board makes decisions, it doesn’t care one bit what the people who must pay for their pet projects think. When 8,627* voters, by a margin of roughly 3-t0-1, tell the School Board “no” to borrowing $15 … Continue reading

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Vote GRO

Bill Gabriel, Ron Rechenmacher, and Michelle Olache, forming the team GRO Batavia, have a website at grobatavia.org . It’s well worth looking at. Besides their platform of “First Class Education, Sustainable Future, Lower Tax Burden, Greater Transparency, Community Dialogue, and … 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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Deja Vu

We’re hearing it again, “It won’t raise taxes”. The Batavia School Board said the same in 2007 when it promised the $75 million bonds referendum for the Batavia Fine Arts Center, the fieldhouse, and other assorted smaller projects would not … Continue reading

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Mindset of the Batavia School Board

Following the unanimous vote of the Batavia school board to levy the maximum amount of taxes from those residing in the school district, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was made for the emails sent to the school board … Continue reading

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Batavia School District proposes $7 million tax hike

The school board has published their proposed tax levy for 2013, payable in 2014. It includes an almost 13% increase in taxes for operating funds, due mostly to the Chicago Premium Outlets Mall coming onto the tax rolls after the … Continue reading

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