Progress is being made on the new Neosho Junior High School project and the school is slated to open on schedule on the first day of the 2017-2018 school year.

Progress is being made on the new Neosho Junior High School project and the school is slated to open on schedule on the first day of the 2017-2018 school year.
"We have pavement," Assistant Superintendent of Operations Tim Crawley told the Neosho School Board at the regular April meeting. "The parking lot is paved and coming in, the road i is paved including turn lanes coming in. It may not seem like a big deal but it's major."    
The building continues to take shape. The structure passed a recent roof inspection and the elevator installation is underway. The neighborhoods are also taking shape. Students attending Neosho Junior High School will find the school was built on a "neighborhood model," meaning students will spend most of their day in one of several designated neighborhoods.  During the planning stages for the building, the neighborhood layout was favored by teachers and staff members.
"The risers went into the choir room this week," Crawley said. "It's exciting to put the pieces together as the structure becomes a school."    
In May the gym floor and bleachers are scheduled to be put in place as well.
The school district will update the public as further progress is made.