Joplin School Board Members Discuss the Future of Two School Buildings

By Carla Pesono

Published 01/28 2014 09:40PM

Updated 01/29 2014 12:18PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- It was a full agenda at tonight's Joplin School Board meeting. The board discussed the new Joplin High School curriculum and what they want to do with the Duquesne building. The board agreed tonight to make the building once used as Duquesne Elementary, to be declared as a surplus. Now, the board can continue discussions with the village of Duquesne regarding their property interest and anyone else who is interested. After further discussions, the ideas will then be shared with the board. 

Also at the meeting, curriculum leaders discussed with the board what plans are for the new curriculum at the Joplin High School. The new new curriculum has 138 both new and revised courses. These courses are designed to better preparing students for college, some of which will have a duel-credit. Meaning they will count both as college and high school credit. The new curriculum will be available online tomorrow for students and parents to review the new classes. 

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