February 8, 2024

$1.2 Million - Safe Routes to Schools Grant Update


Phase 1

Phase 1 was completed as of December 13, 2023.  Michigan State University conducted a community forum, reached sufficient survey participation from students/families, and completed a walking audit of our community with students, staff, and community members.   MSU developed a draft report compiling all the feedback and findings from the audit and feedback.

Phase 2

Phase 2 will take place on Wednesday, March 6 at a Virtual Community Forum (via Zoom) with Michigan State University College of Engineering where stakeholders will review MSU's draft engineering/planning recommendations informed from Phase 1 efforts.  MSU will present this report to accept more feedback and recommendations then revise the report.   The revised report would then be presented at a final phase 3 community forum that includes the final set of recommendations.   If you are interested in attending this virtual community forum, please register here.   A zoom link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the community forum.

Phase 3

The Phase 3 community forum will review MSU's final set of recommendations before submitting the grant application on behalf our Oakridge community partners.  

Oakridge Public Schools is so thankful to be partnering with Egelston Township (the fiscal agent for this project), Michigan State University - College of Engineering, Muskegon County Road Commission, Michigan Fitness Foundation, and the Oakridge community to pursue the Safe Routes to School Grant (https://saferoutesmichigan.org/).

Stay tuned!