March 8, 2016 1:53 PM

Joplin returns to school, an inspiration to the world

Some scoffed in late May when Superintendent C.J. Huff said classes would start on time in the fall

The F5 tornado on May 22, 2011, destroyed or severely damaged nine of the district’s 19 buildings

But Huff was right: School began on time with more than 90 percent of the students returning

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