As construction of the Vision Tulsa Public Schools Safety First project continues, new street lighting has been added at 34 of the public schools in the Priority 1 and Priority 2 classifications – see https://www.cityoftulsa.org/government/capital-programs/vision-tulsa/vision-projects/public-schools-safety-first/ . The City of Tulsa has installed these street lights through a contract with AEP-PSO. Priorities 3, 4, and 5 will be addressed in another upcoming bid package, for which the plans are currently under review.
“This Vision Tulsa project is having a direct impact on safety, providing safer street crossings near schools for children traveling to and from school,” said Mayor G.T. Bynum. “The new street lights installed add more safety to children’s routes to school, especially on mornings when it is still dark.”
The 34 schools include the following:
Academy Central Elementary, Jenks West Elementary, Anderson Elementary, Jones Elementary, Bell Elementary, Kerr Elementary, Boevers Elementary, Lewis & Clark Elementary, Carver Middle, Lindbergh Elementary, Clinton West Elementary, Mark Twain Elementary, Cooper Elementary, McClure Elementary, Darnaby Elementary, McLain 7th Grade Academy, Dual Language Academy, Robertson Elementary, East Central High, Rosa Parks Elementary, Eisenhower International, Roy Clark Elementary, Gilcrease Elementary, Skelly Primary and Upper Elementary, Grove Elementary, Springdale Elementary, Jarman Elementary, Thoreau Demonstration Academy, Jenks East Elementary, Union 9th Grade Center, Jenks East Intermediate, Unity Learning Academy, Jenks Middle, Webster Middle/High
The Vision Tulsa sales tax includes $14,500,000 for the Public Schools Safety First project. The project consists of safety improvements near public schools in Tulsa, including locations in the Tulsa, Union and Jenks school districts. Work includes sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, crosswalks, school zone flashers, signage, striping, street lighting and pedestrian signals where warranted.
About Vision Tulsa
Vision Tulsa, an $884 million sales tax renewal package approved by voters in 2016, is making substantial investments in economic development, education, public safety, streets and transportation needs citywide. With citizen priorities providing the driving force behind the creation of Vision Tulsa, transformative projects and enhancements are setting the stage for a bright future for Tulsa.
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