Sunday, September 28, 2014

Long day in Joplin Friday for Vice President, Secretary of Education?

It appears that Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan are planning a long day in Joplin.

Both men are advertised as "special guests" at the 1 p.m. Friday, October 3, dedication ceremony for the new Joplin High School/Franklin Technical Center. The event will also include the cutting of a six-and-a-half-mile ribbon, which will put the school in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The public schedule posted by Duncan on the U. S. Department of Education website sets the time for Duncan and the vice president's arrival in Joplin indicates the dignitaries will be here considerably earlier than that:

Friday, Oct. 3
10:30 a.m.Secretary Duncan will join Vice President Biden for a dedication ceremony at Joplin High School in Joplin, Missouri. The Vice President and Secretary Duncan will help celebrate the recovery the community of Joplin has made following the tornado in 2011.
Joplin High School, 2104 Indiana Ave., Joplin, Missouri

According to the invitations sent out by the Joplin R-8 School District, the dedication ceremony will last from 1 to 2:30 p.m.


Anonymous said...

On a regular school day, it takes at least 40 minutes to clear the main parking lot. Can't wait for this Friday!

Anonymous said...

When the hell will the tornado quit being the crutch, excuse or reason....... MONE ON JOPLIN.

Anonymous said...

Why would a Sec. of Ed want to come to such a poor performing school district. This is all a big mess!

Anonymous said...

My kid is dreading this.

Anonymous said...

Mine won't be there!