The Neosho School District has been approved for a FEMA shelter within the new Goodman school.
The shelter will be for the community and students. When the shelter is not being used for FEMA purposes it will be an additional gym for students. The federal grant covers 90 percent of the costs of the project.
“What it will allow us to do is we will have a safe room inside the building for the little ones and the gym could be used in the event of community-wide tornado warning or whatever the community can come in and use that facility,” says Dr. Jim Cummins, Neosho superintendent.
Dr. Cummins says the school construction will start as soon as next week, while the shelter is approximately a year away from construction.