Tecumseh Public Schools has been awarded a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Total funding for the project is $539,000.

Federal funds will be contributing $431,200 and the Avedis Foundation is donating the remaining $107,800 for the Walk With Me Project.

The Walk With Me Project will connect existing sidewalks to several school buildings in Tecumseh.

“The idea is to complete the sidewalks all the way around the perimeter of the main neighborhoods in Tecumseh and then to our school sites,” Tecumseh Public Schools Superintendent Tom Wilsie said.

He said, “We appreciate the Avedis Foundation's commitment to the health and safety of our children and the community.

A meeting will be set up in the coming weeks to discuss a start date for the project Wilsie said.