There are several school sites within our BID, and safety for teachers, staff and students is a priority for us. On May 23, BID Public Safety Officers provided an escort for students walking from Para Los Ninos’ elementary at 7th & Alameda to Para Los Ninos Charter Middle School at 8th & Stanford. The students were visiting the middle school for an orientation. The eight-block distance between the schools can be problematic due to persons living on the sidewalk who suffer from mental illness and addiction. BID officers made sure the students arrived safely at their destination and back. We are proud of our partnerships with Para Los Ninos, Inner City Arts, 9th Street Elementary and School on Wheels.