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Sailor On to state Confidence Wayzata girls tennis team has a berth in the State AA Tournament for the first time since 2004. Wayzata salon owner offers services to cancer survivors, to help restore confidence. Page 18 Page 2 WAYZATA 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 r.mn sun. com New websites go live on Thursday (SUN SAILOR STAFF PHOTO BY JASON JENKINS) Putting the gardens to bed for the winter Community members of all ages lent a hand in gardens all around Wayzata Oct. 14 for the annual Pull-It Day volunteer unplanting ses- sion. At Wayzata Library, Wayzata Cub Scout Pack 283 got to work pulling the annual fl owers that were planted in the spring. More photos 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 jason.jenkins@ecm-inc.com 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 Calendar-Page 11 Sports-Pages 18-21 Business-Pages 29 Classifieds-Pages 24-28 Sun Newspapers | 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 sailor.mnsun.com facebook.com/SunSailor @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 the state-authorized cap See Voters , Page 6