While revenues have stayed constant, expenses have gone up since 2013 because of increases in student enrollment and increases in our special education population, which require additional staff. This Referendum will ensure that we can keep these additional teachers and para educators and continue to provide these important academic supports and maintain our current class sizes. It will also give us the funds needed to handle the expected student growth in the next few years. And you may have heard that Governor Carney has proposed cuts to the education budget for next year. The funds from the referendum will also help to minimize the impact of any state cuts.