The Oregon SRTS Program recommends completing an Action Plan, not only because it is an extremely useful tool for a SRTS school program to measure it's progress, but it also lays out what a school or program needs and who can help. Action Plans can be very persuasive evidence of the need for a project in enhancing the safety of students walking to the school site.
It is also a valuable tool to strategically plan for and apply for grants from other funding sources.
Recommendations developed from the Action Plan will range from infrastructure (engineering) improvements to programmatic actions (education and encouragement, and enforcement). The SRTS Program highly encourages all schools to consider non-infrastructure (education, enforcement, evaluation) components first. Most non-infrastructure programs can begin quickly and start raising community awareness about how everyone can work together to ensure the opportunity to safely walk and bike to school.
Oregon's Action Plan Webinar may assist you as you write the Action Plan.
Beaverton School District's School Action Plans