The following were among actions taken at the Feb. 3 meeting of the Prince William County School Board. For more information, call 791-7200.
SCHOOL BOUNDARIES -- Superintendent Edward L. Kelly recommended one of four proposed attendance boundary changes for high schools that have been studied by the school staff for more than a month.
Realigning attendance boundaries -- the first proposed changes in more than a decade -- is being studied because of overcrowding at Woodbridge and Osbourn Park high schools in the six-high school system, school officials said.
The boundary changes would take effect in September and only ninth graders would be affected by the changes the first year. Boundary changes for other grades would be phased in over a three-year period. The board is expected to vote on the issue at its meeting on Feb. 17.
Under Kelly's recommendation, children from neighborhoods south and west of Lake Ridge would be sent to Gar-Field High School, located near Potomac Mills Mall, while students living in Woodbridge neighborhoods east of I-95 would remain at Woodbridge High School, which is in Lake Ridge.
About 85 prospective students from Osbourn Park and 76 from Woodbridge would be moved to Gar-Field High School the first year the boundary change takes effect.
Board member Ilona Salmon from Occoquan, who argued that the recommendation would split the neighborhood she represents and would not sufficiently relieve overcrowding, proposed yet another option that would convert Woodbridge Middle School into a high school for children living east of I-95.
WOODBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL ROOF -- Following the recommendation of Superintendent Kelly, the board unanimously voted to transfer funds allocated for repairs and improvements at several schools to fix Woodbridge High School's leaky roof.
The work on the roof, which has leaks in 60 to 100 areas, would not begin until the end of the school year. The transfer of funds is subject to county supervisors approval.
Two weeks ago, the board asked Kelly to recommend ways to fund the repair of the roof, calling it an "emergency situation."
The board had unsucessfully sought permission from the county supervisors last month to apply for an $8.4 million state loan, which would have funded the roof repair and other capital improvement projects.
Under the plan, $1.06 million that had been set aside for school maintenance at several schools would be transferred help pay for the roof repair, which is expected to cost $1.2 million.
SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATED -- Superintendent Kelly, whose job performance received an "excellent" rating from the board, was given his first pay raise since taking office nine months ago.
Chairman Gerald P. Cleary announced the $5,000 pay raise after holding an executive session to evaluate Kelly's job performance. Kelly's annual salary will now be $87,000.