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October 3, 2004

Albany - The Dougherty County School Board is making policy changes in hopes of doing more businesses with small and minority companies. Earlier in the week, school board members voted to allow companies to perform projects under $100,000, even if the businesses don't have a performance bond.

"This is a great advantage to small businesses because it is very difficult and expense to get insured," said DCSS Attorney Tommy Coleman. "Sometimes, these businesses don't have the experience or the credit to get the insurance company to bond them. So, this allows them to participate in these projects."

School board members said they hope the policy changes will allow more small and minority-owned business to help on school construction projects.

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