By Jonathon Hoppe SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – PSLA at Fowler is the only school in the Syracuse City School District that lacks outdoor athletic facilities. That will change in the near future. Recently, the Syracuse Common Council approved a $20 million project at the West Syracuse school.
Jolene Todd, the school’s supervisor of athletics, couldn’t be more excited about the project.
“It’s going to change the landscape of the school. It’s going to build that community that other schools have for homecoming,” Todd said.
The Falcons football team hasn’t hosted a home football game since 2009. Similarly, all the other athletic programs are constantly traveling to different locations after school.
While the system works, it has also created some safety hazards for PSLA at Fowler students.
“The bus doesn’t even com half of the time, so we miss it a lot,” said Jymonnie Bailey, a track star at the school.
Once the bus shows up, the challenges don’t stop there. A soccer player told us he often feels unsafe at their practice facilities, citing potholes that could lead to injury.
Overall, the anticipation is off the charts among PSLA at Fowler Students. The project is finally happening after many years of deliberation.
“I just think about where everything is going to be,” said Jaylen Brantley, a Falcons wide receiver. “It looks amazing driving by it every day.”