DILLINGHAM (AP) -- Construction of a new school in Togiak is scheduled to begin this summer.
Anchorage-based Neeser Construction Inc. was awarded the construction contract with a winning bid of $21 million.
The Togiak school was originally built in 1958, with pre-fabricated structures added in 1975 and 1981.
The school bears the signs of flooding and teachers said some students never take off their jackets because the building is cold. In addition, the library had to be divided up into classrooms.
About 260 students attend the school in the Southwest Alaska village.
The new 70,000-square-foot school will be more-than triple the size of the old school.
Construction is expected to be completed in 2004.
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