The following were among actions taken at the Sept. 17 meeting of the Fairfax County School Board. For more information, call 691-2991.

LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM -- The board heard school officials' recommendations for state and federal legislation to support in 1988. Among the proposwere those that would:

Authorize schools to conduct a nationwide search of the criminal records of job applicants and require police to report to schools the arrest of any school employe for sexual molestation and certain other offenses.

Increase state funding of English as a Second Language, a program now offered in Fairfax County to 4,000 children. The county pays 92 percent of the program's $5.3 million cost, according to school board figures.

Increase the limit of parental liability for damage done to public property by minor children from the current $750. Vandalism cost the Fairfax County schools $378,000 in fiscal year 1986, according to school administrators.

Allow secondary teachers 50 minutes per day without other responsibilities to plan classes, and allow elementary teachers 2 1/2 hours a week of planning time, provided the state pays for this time.

Encourage school board members to attend training programs, if the state does not require such courses.

Forbid the sale during school of food without nutritional value, such as gum, soda, ices and some candy. Current Virginia Board of Education regulations allow schools to sell these items, except during lunch period.

The Board is scheduled to vote on the legislative program at its Oct. 15 meeting.

SCHOOL ADDITIONS -- The board approved a contract for a six-room addition at Churchill Road Elementary School in McLean and heard a proposal to award a contract for a six-room addition at Herndon Elementary School.