Joplin Superintendent Refutes Reports of Inspection Failure



There have been reports locally that the new Joplin High School failed a recent inspection by city officials, thus delaying a move-in date for the rebuilt facility. Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff tells News Talk KZRG while an inspection walkthrough did happen last Friday, reports of the building failing that inspection are untrue.

"No. We didn't even expect to get the temporary Certificate of Occupancy on Friday. We figured, best case scenario, we'd wrap up any issued discovered on Friday over the weekend. One of the challenges we had was to get an elevator inspection, which we can't even get until Tuesday when the State Fire Marshal gets here. The elevator did pass the Joplin Fire Marshal's inspection Sunday."

Huff says volunteers should be able to start moving in supplies by Wednesday.