Storm Shelter Progress
"The Next Step" ballot measure included four storm shelters located at Central Elementary, Field Early Childhood, Benton Elementary, and Neosho Middle School. Two shelters are complete, one has broken ground, and the fourth is awaiting hopeful news of a FEMA approval.
Field Early Childhood & Central Elementary
Steel shelters at Field Early Childhood and Central Elemtentary were completed in October.
Neosho Middle School
Neosho School District broke ground on the storm shelter located at Neosho Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. The shelter is one of the projects made possible by The Next Step Ballot Measure that was passed on June 7, 2020. This project is the third project in the scope of the measure, preceded by the installment of metal storm shelters located at Central Elementary and Field Early Childhood. The Neosho Middle School structure is a 5,500 sq.ft. multipurpose storm shelter that will double as a learning and professional development space. Construction is expected to begin in January and be completed by August of 2021, barring any unforeseen delays. The project is expected to cost $2 million, turnkey.