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School board considers cutting consortium

July 12, 2005

Albany- The Dougherty County School System may pull out of a group designed to increase the amount of business public entities contract to minority companies.

The school system is part of the Small and Disadvantaged business consortium with the city and county.

That office's director says the school board shouldn't pull out because the first year the school system was involved, it spent $952,000 with minorities. This year, it's up to $9.8 million.

"The majority of students in this area are minority, so I think it's only fitting that the suppliers represent the population and I think the school is working hard to make that happen."

The school system pays $75,000 a year to work with the small and disadvantaged business office.