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Bethune Academy Safe Routes to School Project

The main entrance to Bethune Academy

Mary McLeod Bethune Academy is located in Milwaukee's Walnut Hill and Washington Park neighborhoods on N 35th St. This MPS elementary school serves over 600 students from K3 - 8th grade. Bethune Academy was the third school to participate in the first round of public workshops for Milwaukee's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Implementation Project. 

Project Progress

Students and adults working together on a Safe Routes to School design

The first public workshop for the Bethune Academy SRTS project was held on March 3rd. 17 teachers, students, and other community members learned about Safe Routes to School and worked together to design infrastructure improvements for the school's neighborhood in small groups.

If you couldn't make the meeting, please take the Bethune Academy SRTS survey to share where you see the biggest safety problems are around the school.

What happens next?

Currently, DPW is preparing different street improvement plans based on the community members' input from the workshop. In the Fall of 2020 Bethune Academy will have a follow up meeting where DPW will present the different designs and ask the community which one they prefer. The community's chosen design will then be built in 2021.


Stay tuned for future updates.