From L.A. Times by Kate Mather:
The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to hire more than 1,000 campus aides to help boost security at elementary schools, a $4.2-million plan that will more than double the number of assistants employed by the district.

The move outlined in a memo Senior Deputy Supt. Michelle King sent to board members and Supt. John Deasy last week will bring 1,087 new hires to elementary, middle and span schools, ensuring each campus has at least two aides. According to the memo, which was first published by the Daily News, 1,028 aides currently work at middle and high schools, but some elementary schools have none.

The district is taking steps to bring in the aides as quickly as possible, the memo said, "working diligently with various divisions to ensure that we successfully staff our schools with efficient personnel as early as March 1, 2013."

The memo said the district planned to reach out to former employees as potential hires and planned to ask current employees "to identify potential candidates so as to enhance both the quality and quantity of our candidate pool and fill these positions as quickly as possible."

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