Joplin Schools Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff says, " In a lot of ways it's our own personal moon walk. I don't know if it has ever been done before, any schools any where in the country as far as the rebuild effort and the very strategic way we've gotten where we are today."
Field Manager Brett Yount says, "We'll start moving toward the south and then behind me, you see some work going on for the other footings that will be extending to the north. So it will be continuing progress from this point on with structural steel."
Trench work and some utilities have already been put in place. Construction is planned to be completed by August 2014.