Will the new Joplin High School open on Monday? Joplin Schools Superintendent CJ Huff held a press conference to address that question this (Thursday) morning, and the answer is "no." News Talk KZRG's Sarah Novotny reports:
"It's not going to be opening on Monday. Dr. Huff spoke about how it's been a journey to get everything done over the past three years, and boxes have begun moving in, but the school district still does not have the occupancy permit for the high school's gymnasium."
Huff adds that the physical side of the project should be finished up over the weekend, but he made the call due to reports of anxiety from teachers and staff who were worried the building would not be ready in time. Joplin High School is now set to open on September 2nd... all other Joplin schools will open on time.