Joplin opens new high school
Joplin Public Schools in Missouri opened the doors to the brand new Joplin High School/Franklin Technology Center on Aug. 25.
The original high school, along with a technical school, two elementary schools and a middle school, was destroyed in May 2011 after a tornado devastated the area.
“This is the last of our major rebuilding projects,” says district spokesperson Kelli Price. “For our school district, this opening will mark the end of a long, difficult journey to recover and rebuild from the disaster.”