In October, just before National Walk to School Day, Michelle Briggs, Avedis Foundation President and CEO, announced that Shawnee Public Schools’ Middle School Project was the recipient of a $1.5 million grant –– part of which would create a sidewalk along Union Street toward MacArthur.

• In October, just before National Walk to School Day, Michelle Briggs, Avedis Foundation President and CEO, announced that Shawnee Public Schools’ Middle School Project was the recipient of a $1.5 million grant –– part of which would create a sidewalk along Union Street toward MacArthur.

• The City of Shawnee is providing, at no charge, engineering, bidding, contracting, and construction management for the sidewalk portion of the project, an act that will lower the cost of the sidewalk installation by 11 percent. The sidewalks will create an uninterrupted sidewalk along Union Street for 2.25 miles.

• “The City of Shawnee gladly supports this collaborative project with Shawnee Schools and the Avedis Foundation; it is a win-win for everyone involved,” said Justin Erickson, Shawnee City Manager.