It is unknown how much a project to replace dilapidated steps at one of its elementary schools will cost Palmerton Area School District.

The district received bids from four companies on Monday for the restoration of the exterior stair cases at S.S. Palmer Elementary located near Third Street.

However, the amount of the bids, as well as the names of the companies who submitted them, are unknown.

Contacted this morning, Superintendent Carol Boyce declined to say how much the bids were and which companies submitted the proposals.

Boyce did note that the project is listed as an agenda item, and added that action could be taken on the matter when the school board meets at 7 o'clock this evening.

The project includes selective demolition of portions of the concrete stairs, installation of handrails and a cast-in-place concrete step overlay.

Last month, the board approved Barry Isset to manage the steps project at a cost of $2,175, and supervision as needed at a cost of $80 an hour.

In June, the board approved Godshall Kane Architects to produce a set of drawings and specifications to fix the steps at a cost not to exceed $1,000.

Superintendent Boyce previously said the district had $10,000 set aside in the McCall grant to fix the steps.