Media Contact: Tozier - Interior 4306
For Immediate Release: July 13, 1962

Award of a $1,121,000 contract for the construction of new school facilities on the Navajo Indian Reservation at Rock Point, Arizona was announced today by the Department of the Interior.

The contract calls for the construction of a 7-classroom academic building with multipurpose room and administrative unit, a 192-pupil dormitory, a kitchen and dining hall, and other related facilities. The construction, when completed, will replace the old stone 2-classroom school building and two temporary classrooms and will allow an additional 120 pupils to be enrolled.

The successful bidder was Jen-Mar Construction Co., of San Diego, California. Seven higher bids, ranging from $1,129,199 to $1,377,000, were received.