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      Dougherty County School System changes policy on large contracts

      The Dougherty County School Board Finance Committee approved a change in policy concerning contracts exceeding $40,000 Wednesday morning.There were two conflicting policies, one that allowed a contract to be awarded without the board's approval and one that required approval.The board agreed to change the policy so that if a contract is awarded outside or through the competitive process, it must be approved by the school board.A new draft of the policy will be presented at the September 10 meeting.