A $1.5-million contract to build an eight-classroom science building at Norwalk High School was awarded Monday to Rainey Construction Inc. of La Habra by the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District board of trustees.
The facility--which will eventually house four labs for biology, chemistry and physics--should be completed by late September or early October, a district spokesman said. The science classes held at the existing 35-year-old science wing will be moved into the new building, said Dwight Cosby, assistant principal of student services.
Besides providing modern facilities with up-to-date equipment, he said, the building will "give us needed classroom space." The science wing will be converted to regular classrooms after the new facility is built.