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Sailor PLYMOUTH Take back On to state The Plymouth Public Safety Department will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Wayzata High girls tennis team has won a berth in the State Class AA Team Tournament for the fi rst time since 2004. Page 11 Page 18 Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 N e w we bsites this Th coming u r s d ay Startin ! g Oc t check o . 19, be su ut re to navi our new, eas to ie gate we bsite. r sailo sun. com New websites go live on Thursday Fun at the fire hall (SUN SAILOR STAFF PHOTO BY KRISTEN MILLER) Fire Prevention Week culminating with an open house Oct. 14 at Plymouth Fire Station 3 on Dunkirk Lane. Here, children experience the power of a fi re hose with this ever-popular activity. More photos from the open house on Page 17 Starting today, Thursday, Oct. 19, our online site for Sun Newspapers will be completely redesigned. In an effort to update our site and organize stories, vid- eos, photos and all other content in a way that makes more sense for our readers, we have made some signifi - cant changes. You will still access the site using the familiar URL that you already have book- marked in your favorites, but you will quickly notice the changes that have been made. One change that will be apparent right away is cer- tain stories will be identifi ed See Website , Page 3 What’s on the ballot for the Wayzata School District? By JASON JENKINS Voters in Independent School District 284 will decide on three school referendum questions in this year’s election. The Wayzata School Board voted unanimous- ly in July to move forward with the three funding re- quests in response to the district’s continuing stu- dent enrollment growth and budget pressures. “We’re a growing school district,” Superintendent Chace Anderson said at an Oct. 11 public infor- mation session on the referendum questions. “Demand, perhaps, has never been higher.” According to a hous- ing and enrollment study completed by the dis- trict’s consulting geogra- pher, the district expects approximately another 1,000 K-12 students by 2019 if current hous- ing trends continue. The study indicates new hous- ing developments are go- ing up two to three times 2017 Voters Guide more rapidly than devel- opers had projected in the north, and there is stable enrollment growth in the southern part of the dis- trict as older homes turn over to young families. Budget pressures are also a large factor in the district’s decision to go to the voters. State education funding, the superinten- dent said, has not kept up with infl ation or increas- ing educational costs and is putting increased pressure on the school district’s operating bud- get, which funds teachers, classrooms and other op- erating costs. According to the dis- trict, since 2009, state funding increased an av- 1RZ 6KRZLQJ            2 20 A£e "$/!2$"a $˜e¨ƒ½[¨ž ¨Ï ¤~佁ׁŽ~¤~¯ Price $1.00 Volume 47, No. 43 Index Opinion-Page 4-5 Calendar-Page 11 Public Safety-Page 8 Sports-Pages 18-21 Business-Page 29 Classifieds-Pages 24-28 Sun Newspapers | 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 @MNSunSailor PUBLIC NOTICES: See page 22-23 erage of around 1.3 per- cent per year while costs increased by three percent – forcing the district to cut more than $16 million from its operating budget. “It’s been a little bit challenging for us,” the superintendent said. These are the three funding questions that will be decided by voters Nov. 7: Question one: Renew and increase the school district’s operating levy The district seeks voter approval to renew and in- crease its operating levy to See Voters , Page 6