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April 12, 2013

 

2013 MAG Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshops

We would like to invite the school crossing guards and interested school officials that serve in your school district to attend one of three half-day Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshops that will be held prior to the start of the next school year. The first workshop will be held on July 30, 2013 in Phoenix, the second will be held on August 1, 2013 in Mesa, and the third will be held on August 6, 2013 in Peoria. These workshops are part of a regional effort to help improve road safety. The workshop content was developed in partnership with a number of cities in the Phoenix metropolitan region. We hope to see participation by crossing guards from schools in your district. Following the workshops we plan to distribute safety vests to all workshop participants via their School Districts. There is no cost to attend these workshops.

As the regional planning agency for the Phoenix metropolitan region, we are working with all the cities and towns in this region to improve road safety. Improving Safety on Access Routes to Schools, is identified as a goal in the MAG Strategic Transportation Safety Plan. The support of School Districts is essential to address this issue effectively. Providing education and training to school crossing guards in the region is a basic, but an essential step to ensure that crossing guards do not compromise their own safety nor that of children while performing their duties.

All three workshops will have identical content. We will be providing Spanish translation services for those who need it. Many cities in the region recommend this workshop for all K-8 schools within their city limits. Please note that the City of Phoenix will not be holding a separate training event this year.

For event planning purposes we would like to request that interested schools, organizations and individuals register for the workshops indicating the number of attendees requiring Spanish translation services. Please distribute this announcement to all K-8 schools in your district, requesting them to use the enclosed registration form and have it faxed to reach us by July 22, 2013. You may also mail the form to us OR download it from our website at this link and submit via email.

If you have any questions please contact the event coordinator, Margaret Boone (602) 254-6300 or via email at this link. Thank you.

Workshop #1

Workshop #2

Workshop #3

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunnyslope High School - Auditorium
35 W. Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Thursday August 1, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mesa Education Center - Auditorium
855 W. 8th Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Rio Vista Recreation Center
8866-A W. Thunderbird Rd.
Peoria, AZ 85301

 

December 10, 2009

 

Grant applications for Safe Routes to School projects are due to ADOT by Noon on December 31, 2009. Please note that two copies of each application for projects located within Maricopa County must also be submitted to MAG by the same deadline. One of these copies should be printed single-sided and unbound. Please submit the MAG copies to: Safe Routes to School Program, MAG, 302, N First Avenue, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85003

SRTS related ADOT announcements can be found at: http://mpd.azdot.gov/mpd/srts/index.asp

 

October 8, 2009

 

ADOT is has announced a call for proposals in October, for the next cycle of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project grant. This year $2.5 million will be available for projects. These funds are available for various SRTS projects in the project categories: Infrastructure, Non-Infrastructure, Material and Regional Support Program and Planning Assistance.

The call for projects is posted at the ADOT website: http://mpd.azdot.gov/mpd/srts/index.asp

ADOT has invited all agencies planning to apply for a SRTS grant to participate in a free webinar that will give you valuable tips on how to score more points on your SRTS grant application to ADOT.

In order to attend the webinar you need to register with Brian Fellows at ADOT at: BFellows@azdot.gov.

Webinar title: How to Write High Quality SRTS Grants
Date: October 29, 2009
Time: 10:00-11:30 am

 

August 10, 2009

 

The fourth annual Regional School Crossing Guard Workshops were held on July 30th and August 6th, 2009, at the Rio Vista Recreational Center in Peoria and at the Mesa Convention Center. The two events were attended by nearly 380 school crossing guards from school districts all across the Phoenix metropolitan region. The workshop was organized by the Maricopa Association of Governments in partnership with its member agencies and AAA Arizona. In addition to providing safety instructions the workshop also included a fun game show, door prizes, and the Crossing Guard of the Year award sponsored by AAA Arizona. Each workshop participant was provided with a safety kit that consisted of a STOP paddle, reflective safety vest and a reflective cap. These safety kits were provided by MAG utilizing a Safe Route to School grant received from the Arizona DOT.

Electronic copies of the training material used at this workshop can downloaded using the links below.

MAG Regional School Crossing Guard
Training Workshop Manual:

Presentations are also available:

 

June 29, 2009

 

The list of SRTS projects, from this region, approved and funded by State Transportation Board

Infrastructure

Agency

Project Title

Federal $'s

Project Contact

City of Phoenix

Sidewalks for Mitchell School's Safe Route

$250,000

Chris Hallet

City of Phoenix

Safe Crossing To School  

$250,000

Chris Hallet

 

Non-Infrastructure

Agency

Project Title

Federal $'s

Project Contact

Town of Gilbert

Gilbert SRTS 5Es Stabilization Project (3 years)

$120,000

Kenichi Maruyama

Phoenix Children's Hospital 

Creighton School District SRTS Program

$45,000

Sally Moffat

Maricopa County DPH

Walk-n-Rollers

$45,000

Toby Urvater

Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD)/City of Peoria

Walk and Bike to School Encouragement Programs, Phase 3 (1 year)

$21,000

Heidi Vega

 

Materials and Regional Support

Agency

Project Title

Federal $'s

Project Contact

Maricopa Assn. Of Govts.

Safety Kits for School Crossing Guards

$30,000

Sarath Joshua

 

Total Federal SRTS funds for Projects in MAG Region.

$761,000

 



November 1, 2008

 

DVD Box CoverMAG produced “Guardians of the Future: Keeping Children Safe in Yellow Crosswalks” School Crossing Guard training DVD. This was made possible through a regional partnership that included traffic safety professionals from the cities: Avondale, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix and Tempe, and also MAG staff. The technical production of the video was carried out by the Communications Group at MAG. The DVD contains both English and Spanish versions.

This video is utilized at our annual school crossing guard training workshops. While these regional workshops are held once a year in early August, school officials are responsible for providing training to new crossing guards that come on board mid-year. The goal of this video is to serve as a training resource for city and school officials in providing basic road safety information that every school crossing guard should be made aware. We have distributed copies of this video to all schools districts in Maricopa County.

If you would like to receive additional copies of the DVD please contact Judy Tadlock at (602) 254-6300 or email your request to: Judy Tadlock

 


October 6, 2008

 

Arizona DOT has announced a call for project/grant applications for Cycle 3 of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. A total of $2.5 million is available for Cycle 3 grants. The Planning Assistance Program applications are due by November 14, 2008. All the other project/grant applications are to due to ADOT by December 31, 2008. If you would like to view the applications funded in cycle two, SRTS funding, Please click here.

Details can be found at the Arizona Department of Transportation web site at: http://mpd.azdot.gov/saferoutes


August 21, 2008

 

ADOT has invited all agencies planning to apply for a SRTS grant to participate in a free webinar that will give you valuable tips on how to score more points on your SRTS grant application to ADOT.

Webinar title: How to Write High Quality SRTS Grants
Date: August 27, 2008
Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m.

In order to attend the webinar you need to register at the following web site:
http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov

ADOT is expected to announce a call for proposals, in September, for the next cycle of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project grant. †This year $2.5 million will be available for projects. These funds are available for various SRTS projects in the project categories:† Infrastructure, Non-Infrastructure, Material and Regional Support Program and Planning Assistance.

The call for projects will be posted at the following ADOT website:
http://tpd.azdot.gov/planning/srts_index.php


August 8, 2008

 

The third Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshops were held on August 1 and 8, 2008, at the Glendale Civic Center and the Mesa Convention Center. The event was attended by more than 380 school crossing guards from school districts in the Phoenix metropolitan region. The workshop was organized by the Maricopa Association of Governments in partnership with its member agencies and AAA Arizona. Some photographs from the event are posted here


July 25, 2008

 

The MAG Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshops will be held on August 1 and 8, 2008, at the Glendale Civic Center and the Mesa Convention Center. About 450 school crossing guards from school districts in the Phoenix metropolitan region registered to attend these workshops. The workshop was organized by the Maricopa Association of Governments in partnership with its member agencies.

 

April 18, 2008

 

Invitations have been sent from MAG to all schools districts in Maricopa County requesting school crossing guards to attend a basic safety training workshop at one of two locations. The first workshop will be held in Glendale on Friday, August 1, 2008 and the second workshop will be held in Mesa on Friday, August 8, 2008.  These workshops are organized by the Maricopa Association of Governments in partnership with the cities of Phoenix, Glendale, Avondale, Peoria, Tempe and Mesa.  There is no cost to attend these workshops.

Both workshops will have identical content and are based on similar workshops conducted by the City of Phoenix for nearly 40 years, and is widely recognized as a national model. It is designed for crossing guards, school administrators, school safety coordinators, school resource officers and others.

The workshop will be geared towards accommodating all school districts in the region. All partnering cities strongly recommend attending one of these workshops for all schools within their city limits. The City of Phoenix will not be holding a separate event this year.

For event planning purposes we would like to request that interested schools, organizations and individuals register for the event using the Workshop Registration Form by July 18, 2008. You may submit registration information via mail, email or fax as indicated on the registration form.

If you have any questions please contact our event coordinator, Kiran Guntupalli at (602) 254-6300.

Workshop #1
Friday, August 1, 2008
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Glendale Civic Center
5750 W Glenn Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301

Workshop #2
Friday, August 8, 2008
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mesa Convention Center
263 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

 

April 18, 2008

 

The list of SRTS projects, from this region, approved and funded by State Transportation Board.

Infrastructure:

Project Title

Federal $ís

Project Contact

City of Avondale

School Crosswalk Enhancement Project*

$219,746

Janeen K. Gaskins
Email: jgaskins@avondale.org

Town of Gilbert

Sidewalk/ Crosswalk Improvement Project*

$249,290

Ken Maruyama
Email: kenm@ci.gilbert.az.us

Mitchell Elementary School (Phoenix)

Sidewalk for Mitchell Schoolís Safe Route

$231,000

Chris Hallett
Email: Chris.Hallett@phoenix.gov

 

$700,036

 

Non-Infrastructure:

 

 

 

Town of Gilbert

Safe Routes to School 5Es Program*

$45,000

Ken Maruyama
Email: kenm@ci.gilbert.az.us

Maricopa County Dept. of Public Health

Walk and Rollers*

$43,958

Toby Urvater
Email: tobyurvater@mail.maricopa.gov

Banner Hospital

Banner Hospitals Injury Prevention Program

$39,000

Tracey Brown
Email: Tracey.Brown@Bannerhealth.com

City of Peoria

Walk and Bike to School Encouragement Program*

$15,000

Brandon Forrey
Email: Brandon.Forrey@peoriaaz.gov

 

$142,958

 

Total Federal SRTS funds for Projects in MAG Region.
*Click these links to download a project file.

$842,994

 

 

December 21, 2007

 

The Arizona Safe Routes to School Program closed its second funding cycle, receiving 19 Infrastructure, 16 Non Infrastructure and 2 Material and Regional Support applications.  The funding available for Infrastructure Projects was $840,000, Non-Infrastructure projects was $265,000 and $30,000 for Material and Regional Support Projects.
 
Requests were received from a wide range of applicants – schools, school districts, cities, counties, council of governments, and a non-profit organization. Applicants represent rural, suburban, and urban areas covering a sizeable portion of the state. A total of 8 Infrastructure and 10 Non Infrastructure applications were received from the MAG region. These applications will be reviewed and ranked by the MAG Transportation Safety Committee and will lead to a formal recommendation from MAG to Arizona DOT.

The Arizona Safe Routes to School applications will be reviewed and ranked utilizing the expertise of the program’s fourteen-member Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee. Recommendations will be forwarded to the State Transportation Board, with the final selections announced in early May.

The Arizona DOT is expected to announce the next funding cycle early this fall with at least $1 million in funding available for infrastructure, non-infrastructure and materials and regional support projects.

 

May 18, 2007

 

The list of SRTS projects, from this region, approved and funded by State Transportation Board.

Agency

Project Title

Federal $ís

Project Contact

Maricopa County Department of Transportation

2007 MCDOT Safe Routes Program & DVD Project

$37,777

Peggy Rubach
Email: peggyrubach@mail.maricopa.gov

Cities of Avondale and Goodyear

Avondale and Goodyear School Pedestrian and Bicycle Program

$38,000

Janeen K. Gaskins
Email: jgaskins@avondale.org

Town of Gilbert

2007 Gilbert Safe Routes to School Project

$39,000

Ken Maruyama
Email: kenm@ci.gilbert.az.us

City of Peoria

Peoria Unified School District Walking Programs

$14,500

Brandon Forrey
Email: Brandon.Forrey@peoriaaz.gov

Total Federal SRTS funds for Projects in MAG Region

$129,277

 

 

August 10, 2007

 

The second Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshops were held on August 3 and 10, 2007, at the Glendale Civic Center and the Mesa Convention Center. The event was attended by more than 440 school crossing guards from school districts in the Phoenix metropolitan region. The workshop was organized by the Maricopa Association of Governments in partnership with its member agencies. This event was based on City of Phoenix's Crossing Guard Training Workshop that has been held annually for over 40 years. Some photographs from the event are posted here.


April 5, 2007

 

School crossing guards are invited to attend safety training workshop at one of the two locations. The first workshop will be in Glendale on August 3, 2007 and the second workshop will be in Mesa on August 10, 2007 organized by the Maricopa Association of Governments in partnership with the cities of Phoenix, Glendale, Avondale, Peoria, Tempe and Mesa. All the school districts in Maricopa County are invited to send participants. There is no cost to attend these workshops.

Both workshops have identical content and are based on similar workshops conducted by the City of Phoenix for nearly 40 years, and is widely recognized as a national model. It is designed for crossing guards, school administrators, school safety coordinators, school resource officers and others.

The workshop will be geared towards accommodating all school districts in the region. All partnering cities strongly recommend attending one of these workshops for all schools within their city limits. The City of Phoenix will not be holding a separate event this year.

For event planning purposes we would like to request that interested schools, organizations and individuals register for the event using the Workshop Registration Form by July 20,2007. You may submit registration information via mail, email or fax as indicated on the registration form.

If you have any questions please contact our event coordinator, Kiran Guntupalli at (602) 254-6300. Thank you.

Workshop #1
Friday, August 3, 2007
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Glendale Civic Center
5750 W Glenn Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301
Workshop #2
Friday, August 10, 2007
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mesa Convention Center
263 N. Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

February 1, 2007

 

The Arizona Safe Routes To School Program recently closed its inaugural funding cycle, receiving thirty-three applications. The non-infrastructure-only pilot cycle is making available $400,000 in funding to eligible Arizona applicants. Brian Fellows, Arizona DOTís Safe Routes To School Program coordinator, reports that the thirty-three applications requested a total of nearly $1.2 million.

Requests were received from a wide range of applicants Ė schools, school districts, cities, counties, council of governments, and a non-profit organization. Applicants represent rural, suburban, and urban areas covering a sizeable portion of the state. A total of 21 applications were received from the MAG region. These applications have been reviewed and ranked by the MAG Transportation Safety Committee and will lead to a formal recommendation from MAG to Arizona DOT.

The Arizona Safe Routes To School applications will be reviewed and ranked utilizing the expertise of the programís fourteen-member Safe Routes To School Advisory Committee. Recommendations will be forwarded to the State Transportation Board, with the final selections announced in early May.

The Arizona DOT is expected to announce the next funding cycle early this fall with at least $1 million in funding available for both infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects.

     

December 5, 2006

 

A brainstorming session/workshop will be held in the Cholla Room at MAG from 1-3 PM, to discuss the SRTS grant applications. These grants are for non-infrastructure projects to improve safety near schools. All grant applications must be submitted to ADOT by January 19, 2007.

     

November 17, 2006

 

Arizona DOT announced the call for project/grant applications for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. The Program will only fund non-infrastructure projects this year. The maximum grant per project is $45,000. The total available in this program for this fiscal year is $400,000. The deadline for project/grant applications is January 19, 2007

More details can be found on the Arizona Department of Trasportation Web site. Click here for details.

     

August 11, 2006

 

The first Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshop was held on August 11, 2006, at the Glendale Civic Center. The event was attended by 210 school crossing guards from 21 school districts in the Phoenix metropolitan region. The workshop was organized by the Maricopa Association of Governments in partnership with the cities: Phoenix, Glendale, Avondale, Peoria, Tempe and Mesa. This event was based on City of Phoenix's Crossing Guard Training Workshop that has been held annually for over 40 years. Some photographs from the event are posted here.

     

November 16, 2005

 

City of Scottsdale has begun School Safety Audits that will include site visits to observe student arrival and departure.

City of Glendale reports that 83 percent of their K-8 schools have signed up with the City to develop Safe Routes to School plans.

   

October 27, 2005

Federal Legislation and Funding
In August 2005, federal transportation legislation established a national Safe Routes to School program that will dedicate a total of $612 million towards SRTS from 2005 to 2009. These funds will be distributed to states in proportion to the number of primary and secondary school students in the state, with no state receiving less than $1 million per year. ..more

   

October 26, 2005

MAG Strategic Transportation Safety Plan
The MAG Regional Council approved the Strategic Transportation Safety Plan. The Plan includes a regional goal to, “improve safety on access routes to schools”, under Pedestrian, Bicycle and Transit Safety. The following General Strategies, Potential Actions and Led Agencies are identified in the Plan. ..more

September 21, 2005

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Training Course
On September 21 st, a very successful all-day training course was held at the Roadrunner Elementary School in north Phoenix. The course taught participants how to develop Safe Routes to School for elementary schools. The course was cosponsored by MAG, the City of Phoenix and the City of Peoria. ..more

   
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