FormerJCjay 2 years, 10 months ago on Communities share recent experience building new high schools

What the Joplin description fails to say is that voters were bullied and threatened to vote for the bond issue. Many disagreed with the academies idea for the high school and many more disagreed with the idea of combining East Middle School with an elementary school (it is now a k-8 building that shares a kitchen and walls but no other space that is set to open this fall).
Voters were told that the failing bond issue would not only result in a continuation of the temporary facilities but would also prevent them from installing tornado safe rooms. Many voters were quite bitter about the way the vote was approached and the lack of community involvement in the idea phase (sound familiar JC?).