Missouri Gov. Nixon plans to return to Joplin - KMOV.com

Missouri Gov. Nixon plans to return to Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is returning to Joplin to discuss funding for schools in the tornado-ravaged city.

Nixon scheduled a visit Thursday afternoon to the Joplin 11th and 12th Grade Center -- an empty big-box store that will house the two grades while the high school is rebuilt.

He'll be joined by superintendent C.J. Huff and members of the Joplin Board of Education in touring the building and making the announcement on funding for the upcoming school year.

Joplin's high school was among thousands of homes, businesses and other buildings damaged or destroyed in the May 22 tornado, which killed at least 160 people.

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