Wayzata Public School District voters approved all three school funding requests on the November 7 ballot:
- Question 1: 77% (4,974) yes, 23% (1,495) no. Renew and increase the operating levy for 10 years to provide an additional $5.5 million per year to maintain class sizes, provide students with needed support services, manage growing enrollment and stabilize the district budget.
- Question 2: 77% (4,989) yes, 23% (1,479) no. Approve $70 million in bond funding to address the district’s growth and facilities needs for:
- Capacity: Build a new elementary school and enlarge the school cafeteria and food service areas at Central Middle School, the largest of the three middle schools.
- Safety: Improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety at district elementary schools and Central Middle School.
- Academics: Renovate elementary and middle school media centers to create more flexible learning spaces and provide technology infrastructure; improve performing arts space at East and West Middle Schools.
- Question 3: 79% (5,111) yes, 21% (1,359) no. Renew the technology levy for 10 years, which provides $4 million per year to help maintain technology for students and staff.
“We are incredibly grateful to our community for their support of our more than 11,000 students and 1,600 staff through these yes votes,” said Superintendent Chace Anderson. “These voter-approved funds are investments in our community’s future and will support our commitment to excellence for each and every student.”More information: www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/referendum.
*Results are unofficial until canvassed by the Wayzata School Board on November 13, 2017.