Fairfax County

The following were among actions taken at the Sept. 3 meeting of the Fairfax County School Board. For more information, call 691-2991.

POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PLANS -- The number of county high school seniors enrolling in institutions of higher learning has risen 10 percent during the last six years, according to a report on post-secondary education plans presented to the school board.

The report said 88.5 percent of this year's class had decided to continue school compared to 78.5 percent six years ago.

The report on the county's 1987 graduating class was presented to the board by Assistant Superintendent Beatrice Cameron, who said it reflected a trend of increasing seriousness among students.

The report also said 70.5 percent of the county's seniors have enrolled in four-year colleges, 11.2 percent in two-yuear colleges and nearly 7 percent are going on to business, nursing and trade or technical schools. About 11 percent said they were undecided or were not planning to continue their formal educations.

The study was based on county seniors' answers to a survey conducted in May 1987.

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AWARDED -- The board awarded a $947,256 contract to W. Bradley Tyree, Inc. to construct a six-room addition to Glen Forest Elementary School and a $777,748 contract to construct a six-room addition to Timber Lane Elementary School.

The board also awarded a $1.5 million contract to Northwood Contractors, Inc. to build a 10-room addition to Pine Spring Elementary School.

PROPOSED STANDARDS OF QUALITY FOR 1988 -- The school board adopted six Standards of Quality that first were released in a document written by the State Board of Education on April 23, 1987 and revised on July 27, 1987.

The standards include the areas of: basic skills, selected programs and instructional personnel. evaluation and accreditation. literacy passports, diplomas and certificates. training and professional development. planning and public involvement.

School board members were scheduled to discuss the standards during a public hearing last night.

The State Board of Education plans a final review of the standards on Sept. 17 and 18.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS -- Barbara Edgerton was appointed Dranesville District representative to the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Gifted and Talented; and Edna Chandler was appointed Dranesville District representative to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Exceptional Children.

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED -- The board adopted a resolution recognizing Sept. 13 to 19 as Hispanic American Heritage Week. The action was to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Americans of Hispanic heritage.

The board also adopted a resolution proclaiming Sept. 20 to 26 as School Bus Safety Week.