It could cost Palmerton Area School District over $100,000 to upgrade its high school restrooms.

The district received eight bids on Wednesday, which saw CMG of Easton Inc., turn in the apparent low proposal of $103,000.

That bid was $4,000 less than the next lowest proposal of $107,000, turned in by JBM Mechanical, of Jim Thorpe.

Other companies that bid were Weiss Construction, of Easton, ($118,527); Perrotto Builders, of Reading, Berks County ($118,900); Home Solutions Partners, Palmerton ($119,742); G C Wall Construction, of Wyoming, Luzerne County ($123,450); F.J. Lesher General Contractor, Palmerton ($125,000); and Ondra-Huyett & Associates, of Allentown ($125,335).

Superintendent Carol Boyce said the district is pleased to have so many companies express an interest in the project.

"We're delighted; to have this much competition certainly gives a full range for the district to select from and have another successful project," Boyce said. "We're very fortunate to have highly successful people doing our work."

Demolition, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and finishes are among the renovations the work will entail to a set of the school's restrooms, which are original to the building.

Both the men's and women's restrooms in the main hallway will be made handicapped accessible.

The project is expected to be done over the summer, and ready for the start of the 2012-13 school year.

It will be paid for from out of the district's $5 million bond that the previous board agreed to borrow last fall.