If you’ve had the chance to attend an event at the high school, one of the first things you notice is that we need to upgrade and improve our athletic fields. As a community, better athletic fields would bring added benefits that keep our student athletes safe, reduce traffic at student pick-up and drop-off, and bring the entire community together through improved recreational facilities and events.
Planned upgrades would benefit our students and the entire community: Improves student access and eliminates student travel across a highway for practice. Reduces traffic congestion with the elementary school pick up. Additional, well lit parking for athletic events. Improved track facilities allows Jonesville the ability to host regional invitationals Soccer games with bleacher seating. No more bussing football players to home games. Upgraded outdoor marching band performance and practice facilities and the ability to host marching band festivals. Cost savings through the reduction in the need to update existing facilities. Reduction in scheduling conflicts with the high school and middle school each having their own facilities to utilize. More opportunities for the community such as providing City recreation teams with greater access to current softball and baseball fields. Youth football utilization of the current football field, providing a safer location away from traffic and more flexibility with scheduling. Facility for athletes to have a building for halftime as opposed to a bus and a bus garage. Bathrooms facilities to eliminate the need of porta potties for athletic events.
In the long run, this would save us money and provide needed changes to support Jonesville students and our entire community.