A new policy will require Washington County Public Schools to begin considering quality of service, not just lowest price, in awarding contracts to outside bidders.
The Board of Education voted Tuesday on the second reading of a policy dealing with professional service contracts.
The policy requires any contracted professional service costing $50,000 or more in one year be brought before the board for approval.
Board members Roxanne Ober and Wayne Ridenour voted against the policy.
Ober questioned why the board's approval is not required for contracts costing less than $50,000.
"I just disagree with the threshold of $50,000, and I don't see where the quality control is on this," Ober said.