AALA is pleased to see that Superintendent Deasy has allocated two campus aides to elementary, middle and span schools to improve supervision at those sites. We appreciate this initial step to address the appalling lack of resources with which school sites have been dealing for the past several years. While the District has continued to say that the safety of students and staff is a top priority, it has been woefully lacking in tangible evidence of such. But since public education received such tremendous support from voters with the passing of Proposition 30 and the horrible tragedy in Connecticut, it has become incumbent upon LAUSD to put some renewed emphasis on school safety. And while we were happy to see the memo from Michelle King, Senior Deputy Superintendent, School Operations, indicating that selected schools would receive two aides as early as March 1, 2013, we want to acknowledge that this is a very small step toward providing the resources that schools need to ensure student and staff safety.