Joplin juniors, seniors to attend school at mall

Joplin juniors, seniors to attend school at mall

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Joplin High School sophomore Landan Taylor makes has way across the wreckage of the school's theater in Joplin, Mo., Tuesday, May 24, 2011. At least 116 people were killed and hundreds more injured when a tornado cut a destructive path through Joplin on Sunday evening. Classes at all Joplin schools have been canceled for the rest of the schoolyear after four schools were damaged or destroyed. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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Associated Press

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 10 at 6:34 PM

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Joplin High School juniors and seniors will attend school at a city mall beginning next fall.
  
The high school building and two elementary schools were destroyed in the May 22 tornado and the school district is scrambling to find alternatives sites before the school year starts Aug. 17.
  
The Joplin Board of Education on Thursday approved a plan for juniors and seniors to attend school at Northpark Mall. The district also announced alternative sites for other schools damaged or destroyed by the tornado.
  
The Joplin Globe reports that assistant superintendent Angie Besendorfer says the arrangement could last longer than the next school year.
  
Superintendent C.J. Huff says three architecture firms and two construction companies have hired to prepare the buildings.
  
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Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com
  
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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