Navajo Prep breaks ground on new offices

Posted at: 05/18/2013 12:57 PM
By: Mike Anderson

 FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Navajo Preparatory School is one step closer to getting new offices. Officials gathered Friday to break ground on the long-awaited project.

Water was sprinkled on the construction site as part of the ceremony.

The administration offices were included in the master plan but were put off for several years in favor of building dormitories and other student facilities.

The school's board of directors is funding the $796,166 project through an investment fund and a 15-year loan.

Board vice president Jennifer Laughter says the time had come when the project could no longer be put off.

The Daily Times reports that the vision for the school began in 1991 as a college preparatory school for Navajo students.

Around 1993, the tribe purchased the 83-acre campus and existing buildings from the United Methodist Church and developed a master plan.

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