Media Contact: Tozier - Int. 4306 | Information Service
For Immediate Release: October 19, 1959

The Department of the Interior announced today the award of a $813,533 contract for the expansion of school facilities that will provide for 150 additional Indian children at Kinlichee School on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

The contract covers the construction of a 256-pupil dormitory, a five-classroom school building, twenty employees' quarters, a kitchen and dining hall, and a generator building. The existing school is also to be remodeled under this contract.

The successful bidder was Rutherford Construction Company, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Three higher bids, ranging from $858,612 to $917,000 were received.