New Joplin High School Fails Inspection

Published 08/13 2014 05:36AM

Updated 08/13 2014 05:38AM

JOPLIN, Mo. -- A setback for efforts to have the new Joplin High School ready for students this fall.  The City of Joplin told the the school district Tuesday the school failed inspection and that more work needs to be done before teachers could start moving in.

Most of that work involves small issues, but the major concerns center around the elevators. Superintendent Dr. C.J. Huff says making the needed improvements will push moving day back up to five days. He says as of now, this won't impact the goal to start school in the new high school on August 25th, but these repairs have to be made.

"Will it be disappointing if we don't meet the mark? Absolutely, it will be. But, you know for me, it's all about making sure our kids are safe, and we get into the school safely," said Dr. C.J. Huff, Joplin School Superintendent.

Dr. Huff says the classroom wings are basically finished, with touch-up painting happening now. Scaffolding will start to come down in parts of the building later this week. There is still heavy construction underway in smaller parts of the building. Starting Monday, sod and other landscaping will get underway.

(KODE, Joplin)

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