The following were among the actions of the Arlington County School Board at its Sept. 1 meeting:
HEARD: Jack Marks, citizen, requested a clarification of regulations on drinking alcoholic beverages and smoking on school property. Sophie Vogel, school telecommunications committee, asked for information from the School Board on Metrocable, the local cable station that televises board meetings.
APPOINTMENTS--Appointed chairmen to the following committees: John Marr to the Adult Vocational and Career Education Advisory Committee, Ramsay Selden to the English Advisory Committee, Kathy Sedlak to the ESOL Advisory Committee, Karen Wilde to the Fine Arts Advisory Committee, John Turner Jr. to the Foreign Language Advisory Committee, Judy Connally to the Gifted/Talented Advisory Committee, Mary Jane McBride to the Health/Physical Education Advisory Committee, Elizabeth Eyler to the Home Economics Advisory Committee, Suzanne Munson to the Library/Media Services Advisory Committee, Marcia Carman to the Pupil Personnel Services Advisory Committee, Thomas Ricks to the Social Studies Advisory Committee, Dorothy Dake to the Special Education Advisory Committee and Sophie Vogel to the Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
The following members were named to the Advisory Council on Instruction, which will respond to the "Nation at Risk" report on the quality of education in the United States: Mary Finger, Jean Mostrom, Thomas Kelly, Barbara Baker, Nancy Arnold, Florence Rogers, Jim Kirkman, Carol McEwen and Thomas Hall.
APPROVED the following administrative items:
$2,194 to repair the leaking roof of Thomas Jefferson Community Center.
Continuation of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training program at the Career Center.
Implementation of the Arlington--Trinity Teacher and Parent Training Project for School Success, a program that sends instructors to the homes of foreign-born students to help them gain proficiency in English.
COMMISSION ON EXCELLENCE REPORT--The School Board staff submitted its response to the "Nation at Risk" report compiled by the National Commission on Excellence in Education. The staff's suggestions include increasing graduation requirements, providing a seven-hour school day, pegging teacher salaries to performance and establishing a program to improve student attendance. The Advisory Committee on Instruction, County Council of PTAs and the Council on Instruction will present their recommendations in relation to the report on Dec. 1.
PRIORITY AREAS OF WORK--Approved the suggested priority areas of work for the 1983-84 school year. They are instructional program, teacher performance and affirmative action for employes.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING--Approved motion to reschedule Oct. 6 School Board meeting to Sept. 29.
The next school board meeting is scheduled for next Thursday.