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Gov. Nixon Helps Joplin Students Kick Off New Year

(Joplin, MO) -- Governor Jay Nixon spent part of his morning Wednesday checking in on the new, temporary high school in Joplin.<br mce_bogus="1">
(Joplin, MO) -- Governor Jay Nixon spent part of his morning Wednesday checking in on the new, temporary high school in Joplin. 

He had visited the construction site a couple of months ago and got the see firsthand just how big the changes are.

On Wednesday, he visited a few classrooms, seeing how students and teachers are adjusting to the change in locations.

He also kicked off the "One to One" initiative, handing out the first laptop computer. He told students the first day of school is a milestone in Joplin's tornado recovery effort.

"What you have here is the best that can be done in the world in 80 days, and to fund this, we've gone around the world to get the funds, to get the support."

Governor Nixon added that the way the community has worked together to support Joplin schools highlights what's best about the heartland of America.

The governor has been in Joplin several times on behalf of the schools and says this is certainly not his last trip as he takes part in the tornado recovery.
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