After months of construction, the Neosho Junior High is beginning to take shape.
The gymnasium and cafeteria walls of the $24.8 million school are up. The new school is being built next to Carver Elementary. School officials say construction work is right on schedule. Initially, they felt as if work stalled, but in the past few weeks, construction has picked up significantly.
“Within the course of less than 22 days, we have major sections going up, you know, both stories. It’s just, it seemed like just, it was not moving very fast for the first month to the last 20 some days. It’s just amazing how quickly it’s gone up,” said Tim Crawley, Neosho Assistant Superintendent of Operations.
The completion day is set for July 1st of next year. Crawley expects students to begin classes inside the new building by the next school year.