SPRINGFIELD, Missouri — The Springfield, Missouri school board approved an exclusive beverage contract during a special meeting Wednesday night.
Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company and Pepsi Americas each submitted proposals for exclusive contracts at the request of Springfield Public Schools. The board awarded the contract to Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company after a financial analysis of the proposals.
The company will pay the district more than $350,000 over the term of the 5 year contract, including an upfront cash donation of $212,500. Under the contract, soda vending machines will be equipped with timers to disable the machines during school hours. The new contract takes effect July 1.
In other action, the school board:
Approved a food service management agreement with Aramark Corporation for a one-year period, beginning July 1, 2011, with the option to exercise four additional one-year renewals extending through June 30, 2016.