Answer by Dave Pettit, Director of Facilities for Joplin Schools in Joplin, Missouri

Except for our largest events, we have left it open up to 50% of seating capacity. Large events, like rivalry football games, are limited to families of players, band members, cheerleaders, dance squad, etc. Outside groups have typically been told "no" when trying to reserve our facilities. We have made exceptions for specific non-profit groups like the Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA.

Our open houses were "drive thru" and no determination has yet been made about parent-teacher conferences. Most band and choir competitions have been cancelled. We don't plan to open up our facilities until we are back to in person classes 5 days a week with our high school students (currently attending every other day).

Ask our panel of K-12 leaders any questions you have regarding K–12 facilities and maintenance management.