The Hillsborough County School Board agreed Tuesday to spend $40,000 and join several organizations in a disparity study to see if there has been discrimination in the awarding of construction jobs. The School Board also decided to change its program to encourage minority businesses to participate in construction jobs. In the future, the district's minority business enterprise manager will review all construction projects and seek participation from all appropriate minority construction companies. In the past, contractors have handled the job of seeking minority bids. Minority contractors complained to the school board about the number of contracts going to businesses owned by minorities. Blacks shared in a minuscule number of contracts in the last six months of 1991. School officials, in turn, said they would work on minority participation.
to cause closings
TOWN 'N COUNTRY _ Construction on the Veteran's Expressway could cause some inconvenience for motorists traveling in and out of Town 'N Country tonight. The inside southbound lane of Eisenhower Boulevard, starting immediately north of the Courtney Campbell Parkway to just south of Memorial Highway, will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. And the two outside westbound lanes of Hillsborough Avenue from just west of Southern Comfort Boulevard to Golden Street will be closed from 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., transportation officials said.