According to Niangua Superintendent Andy Adams, it’s not unusual for one tornado per week to rip through southwest Missouri during tornado season. That’s one of the reasons why the school district opted to build a Monolithic Dome preschool building.
The April issue of School Board News spotlights the new dome in its Innovations section. In an article headlined “Dome Classroom Offers Tornado Protection,” the monthly newsletter describes how the building was constructed and why.
School Board News is the official publication of the National School Boards Association. (NSBA) Founded in 1940, the NSBA represents state associations made up of 95,000 local school board members, who govern more than 14,500 local school districts serving the nation’s 50 million public school students.