Media Contact: Tozier - Int. 4306 | Information Service
For Immediate Release: October 29, 1959

The Department of the Interior today announced the award of a $574,589 school construction contract which will provide facilities for 120 additional Indian children at the Oglala School on the Pine Ridge Reservation at Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

The contract provides for construction of a two-story brick and concrete masonry building with 24 classrooms and a library. This new building will replace the existing elementary school which is extremely overcrowded and structurally unsound. Capacity of the school will be increased from 786 to 906 pupils.

The successful bidder was L. R. Foy Construction Company, Inc., of Hutchinson; Kansas. Four higher bids, ranging from $641,750 to $698,000 were received.