Palmerton Area School District will upgrade the high school restrooms in time for the start of the 2012-13 school year.
On an 8-0 vote, the board awarded the bid to CMG of Easton, Inc., for $103,000, per the recommendation of Tim Sisock and Rob Sarnowski of Barry Isett & Associates.
Demolition, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and finishing work are needed to upgrade the restroom facilities, which are original to the building.
As part of the work, both the men's and women's restrooms in the main hallway will be made handicapped accessible.
It will be paid for from the district's $5 million bond, that the previous board agreed to borrow last fall.
Also, as part of Tuesday's special meeting, the board, on an 8-0 vote, agreed to recall furloughed elementary teachers Kelly Ruddick, Kathryn McKeon, and Tricia Wampole, whose assignments are yet to be determined. Director Sherry Haas was absent.
In other business, the board:
Removed Richard Bowman from the substitute custodian list, effective March 14.
Approved termination of employee #23, effective Feb. 24.
Approved termination of employee #3514, effective March 14.
Approved the 2012-13 Facilities Plan Committee Report, and reaffirmed its commitment to the original construction of the Facilities Planning, approved Nov. 1, 1989, which