Our school system under the leadership of the Board of School Commissioners and Gregory Thornton is also on a course of fiscal stewardship. Their goal is not simply to address short-term recurring pressures and balances in this year's budget, but to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization. Internal evaluations are underway to align funding to district priorities, re-directing resources to vital, core areas and eliminating duplication across teams and departments. Other potential opportunities for savings will include the elimination of temporary contract employees, transportation contract savings and working with union partners to find savings. So far, the school system has identified $63.7 million in potential savings. With these changes and a more focused, structural budget process, Baltimore City Public Schools will emerge a stronger, more effective organization.