Groundbreaking marks beginning of construction at future Dover Hill Elementary site

JOPLIN, Mo. – Students in north Joplin are one step closer to having a new safer school.

A groundbreaking today marked the beginning of construction on the new Dover Hill Elementary.

The school, named for its location on Dover Hill, will replace the Columbia and West-Central elementary schools.

Those are two of the oldest schools in the district.

Columbia has structural issues stemming from mining features underground and poor soil conditions.

Dover Hill’s construction is funded by a $25-million tax payer-approved bond.

A portion of that bond is also funding an expansion of Kelsey Norman Elementary.


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