Joplin School Board begins paying massive bills from May 22 tornado
Yesterday, the Joplin School Board approved payment of nearly $30 million for the month of July and about half of August. The district's typical monthly bill is between $6 million to $7 million.
The Joplin Globe reports that the district is using insurance and Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursements to help pay the bills.
St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.