The Oklahoma City Board of Education approved more than 200 contracts and agreements in less than two hours Monday night.
The board approved nearly all the items in one swoop as it marked the beginning of the 2012-13 fiscal year.
The massive agenda was difficult to digest, District 6 Board Member Jay Means said.
“If these aren't time sensitive, I'd like not to see 200-plus agenda items,” Means said.
Board Chairwoman Angela Monson said the long consent agenda was an annual, necessary occurrence.
Means voted against two of the items — $41,220 for lobbyist Janis Loftis and $93,600 for consultant Joan Edmonds — though both requests passed.
Some of the largest contracts and agreements are as follows, including the contract limits:
• Oklahoma Roofing and Sheet Metal, roofing and repairs, $15 million.
• PATCO, electrical repair, $15 million.
• Schuler Enterprises, plumbing repairs and service, $15 million.
• Hardesty Team Heating and Air Conditioning, chiller repair, $14 million.
• Commercial Roofing, roof repairs and replacements, $10 million.
• Oklahoma School Assurance Group, workers' compensation insurance, $5,062,294.
• Apple Inc., technology and service, $4 million.
• Dell Computer, technology and service, $4 million.
• Ace Transfer and Storage, moving and storage, $3 million.
• Hiland Dairy Foods, milk, $2.6 million.
• Cooks Fencing, repair and replacement, $2.5 million.
• Buddy's Produce, produce delivered to schools, $2.2 million.
• Pearson Agreement, professional development, $2 million.
• Independent Insurance Agents of Greater Oklahoma City, property and casualty insurance, $1,861,628.
• Sodexo, food service, $1,428,655.
• SAP, software, $1,249,142.
• Roberts Truck Center, bus parts, $1.2 million.
• Core Knowledge, elementary school reform supplies, $1 million.
• Great Expectations Institutes, professional development, $1 million.
• Siemens Industry, heating and air repairs and maintenance, $1 million.
About 40 teaching positions remain open
In other business, only about 40 teacher positions remain open districtwide, reported Chuck Tompkins, executive director of human capital. The number is low compared to recent years, and Tompkins said he is confident those jobs will be filled before the start of school Aug. 1. Only one principal spot — Roosevelt Middle School — is empty.