Can you imagine watching and protecting 150 kids at the same time? This is what school aides do on a daily basis and our kids are safer for it. The institutional knowledge of these Para-professionals is critical. They know the kids, they spot trouble in the blink of an eye and they know everyone that should and should not be on campus. In fact, the only time over the last few years that our kids have had safety issues was when we didnâ€™t have enough of these dedicated protectors of our childrenâ€™s future.