Media Contact: Tozier - Interior 4306
For Immediate Release: July 12, 1962

Award of a $1,944,455 contract for the construction of additional school facilities on the Navajo Indian Reservation at Kayenta, Arizona, was announced today by the Department of the Interior.

The contract provides for the construction of two 192-pupil dormitories, a 4-classroom beginners' school, a 660-pupil kitchen-dining room, a multipurpose building, and other related facilities. The construction, when completed, will provide more educational opportunity for the present enrollment of 460 pupils at the Kayenta School and allow the enrollment of 200 additional Navajo pupils.

The successful bidder was L. R. Foy Construction Co., Inc., of Hutchinson, Kansas. Four higher bids, ranging from $2,019,610 to $2,117,000, were received.