CCSD Invites Local Business Owners to Additional Virtual Public Hearing for 2023 Disparity Study

The Clarke County School District has engaged Griffin & Strong, P.C. (GSPC) to conduct a Disparity Study to determine whether there is a significant statistical disparity between the availability of qualified, willing, and able minority- and women-owned firms and the utilization of such businesses by CCSD.

The Disparity Study will gather information necessary to determine whether all qualified firms have the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for and participate in CCSD’s procurement of prime contracts and associated subcontracts and, if indicated by the evidence, will support the use of strategies to ensure such opportunities.

In the interest of preserving public health amid COVID-19 concerns, Griffin & Strong, P.C., a law and public policy consulting firm, will conduct a virtual public hearing via Zoom on Nov. 16, 2022, on behalf of CCSD. Community members are invited to share their experiences of doing or pursuing business with CCSD. The firm previously conducted a virtual informational session about the study for business owners in July and held virtual public hearings in October.

We encourage your participation and look forward to your feedback on how CCSD can improve diverse representation in public contracting. As a part of the public record, all comments will be recorded and may be used as anecdotal evidence for the Disparity Study.

Virtual public hearing:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. Click here to register. 

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the seminar. For questions or concerns, please email GSPC at Also, visit the study website at

Griffin & Strong, P.C. is a law and public policy consulting firm based in Atlanta. Since 1992, the firm has represented individual clients, small businesses, corporations, and government entities in public policy consulting, legislation, contract compliance, supplier diversity consulting, and disparity studies.