Superintendent vows Joplin schools will reopen

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - The superintendent of the Joplin school district is vowing that school will open again in August, despite suffering serious damage in Sunday's tornado.

The district says four of its schools were destroyed and six other buildings were damaged. Superintendent C.J. Huff estimated the damage estimate at more than $100 million.

Huff told The Joplin Globe Tuesday that the district currently is taking inventory of its assets. From there, officials will determine which buildings will be ready for school on Aug. 17. He says he's also talking with other districts about possibly having Joplin students attending their schools if necessary.

The district is also trying to determine how many students will attend its school next fall.

Joplin High School, Franklin Technical Center, and Irving and Emerson elementary schools were destroyed.

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Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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