Broken Arrow Public Schools Vendor Responds to Allegations

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Updated: 1/22/2009 9:36 pm Published: 1/22/2009 8:26 pm

(Thursday, January 22, 2009 5:00 pm by Kaci Christian,, Tulsa OK) – New information this evening as Broken Arrow taxpayers continue the effort to force the Broken Arrow School Board to conduct an investigation into alleged failures to implement the required competitive bidding practices. This is the same issue that former Broken Arrow Public Schools superintendent, Dr. Jim Sisney, says resulted in his being fired. FOX 23’s Kaci Christian is here now with new information.
“The latest is today’s response by Air Assurance, a Broken Arrow heating and air conditioning company named in a letter sent by attorneys on behalf of Broken Arrow taxpayers,” reports FOX 23’s Kaci Christian. “That letter demands that the school board take action to recover money paid out without following approved procedures.”
Citing an improper relationship involving collusion and conspiracy, the letter alleges that “the BAPS [Broken Arrow Public Schools] relationship with vendor Air Assurance was one in which the competitive bidding act was avoided.”
The letter also states that “from July 2002 to present, Air Assurance has been paid $3.1 million by the BASD [Broken Arrow School District], without being held accountable.”

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