The following were among actions taken at Monday's meeting of the Montgomery County Board of Education. For more information, call 279-3617.
ASBESTOS REMOVAL -- Superintendent Harry Pitt informed the board of a new federal regulation calling for inspection of asbestos levels in all school facilities. According to the regulation, the inspections at more than 150 school buildings -- which school officials estimate will cost $600,000 to $1 million -- must be completed by Oct. 12, 1988.
LUXMANOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -- The board approved architectural plans for a five-classroom addition, a new gymnasium and other modifications to Luxmanor Elementary School in Rockville. The cost of the construction, scheduled to be completed in September 1988, is estimated at $1.2 million.
QUINCE ORCHARD HIGH SCHOOL -- The board voted unanimously to retain the name Quince Orchard High School for a new school scheduled to open next fall in Darnestown.
The board's original selection of the Quince Orchard name was challenged by a group of parents who wanted the new school to be called Potomac Falls. Board members said they chose the name because of the school's location on Quince Orchard Road.
GUIDANCE COUNSELING -- The Citizens Advisory Committee on Counseling and Guidance, in its annual report to the board, recommended that the school system employ a fulltime counselor at each of the six new elementary schools scheduled to open in the county next fall. Current school policy urges that a fulltime counselor be employed at all elementary schools with an enrollment of 300 students or more and a that parttime counselor be on staff at elementary schools with enrollments of less than 300 students.
TITLE IX -- The board heard the annual report of the Title IX Advisory Committee, which examines how the school system is complying with the federal law requiring equal educational and athletic opportunities for female students. The panel recommended that the school system employ a coordinator to manage all Title IX efforts.