Based on concerns around student safety, the District established the School Safety and Safe Passage Working Group to better understand and enhance safety-related policies that impact District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and Public Charter Schools (DCPCS). The group has collaborated with a variety of stakeholders including LEAs, ONSE, MPD, DDOT, MTPD, and WMATA to identify areas that need additional support based on the number of student-involved incidents reported by Metro Transit Police and anecdotal insights from the Working Group. Members include agencies under the oversight of the Deputy Mayor for Education and the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, and others such as the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA). This Working Group is tasked with addressing District student and school safety concerns, especially as students arrive and depart from school. Five areas were established as safe passage priority areas for School Year 2017 – 2018 with an additional area added in February 2018.