Archive for Sunday, June 27, 2004

Beverage, soda contracts at stake

Lawrence school board agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. Monday ¢ 110 McDonald Drive

June 27, 2004


Bottom line

School board members are slated to discuss the district's beverage contract. Details about the contract weren't available with the board's agenda packet. District officials involved with the matter were out of the office Friday.

Board member Leonard Ortiz, who was one of four members considering pulling the plug on the sale of soda pop at one time, said Friday afternoon that he was curious about what the contract would involve.

"It was a pretty big issue when we were discussing it before," he said. "So, I'm anxiously awaiting the information."


Late last year, the board authorized the district administration to collect proposals for a beverage contract for the 2004-2005 school year. Schools independently held contracts with Pepsi and Coke in 2002-2003. Those contracts brought in about $50,000 in commissions.

If the board approves a new contract, the district will control the location and number of vending machines in schools as well as their hours of operation.

The district's policy against the sale of soda at elementary schools would remain.

Other business

Special recognition

  • Introduction of new principals: Nancy DeGarmo, New York School; Angelique Kobler, Schwegler School; and Gary Lewis, Lawrence Virtual School.

New business

  • Approve an asphalt overlay at Kennedy School.
  • Approve bid for workers' compensation administration.
  • Contracts for band and orchestra instrumental repair.
  • Contract for software.
  • Superintendent evaluation
  • Changing the name of East Heights School.
  • Approval of K-12 agreement for Lawrence Virtual School.
  • Contract to purchase modules for junior high schools.

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