A Mcdonald County school destroyed by a tornado, gets a boost in funding to keep students safe once the new facility is complete
Goodman Elementary, which is part of the Neosho School District, will receive funds from the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, to build a stand-alone safe room capable of protecting 660 students, staff, and residents.
It will also serve as a gymnasium.
The elementary school campus took a direct hit by an EF-2 tornado back on April 4, 2017.
The school will receive $1.1 million to build the room, with a local contribution required, ranging from 10-25%.
The Miller R-II School District in Lawrence County will also receive a portion of the funds.
They will now be able to build a stand-alone safe room on its high school campus capable of protecting 519 students, staff, and residents.
It will also serve as a band room.
The district will receive $925,000 for the project with the 10-25% local match.