The following were among actions taken at the Feb. 9 meeting of the Montgomery County Board of Education. For more information, call 279-3617.
SCHOOL BUDGET -- The board voted to ask the County Council to increase the school system budget for the 1988/89 school year by $57 million -- $1.6 million more than requested by Superintendent Harry Pitt.
In bringing the total budget request to $577.9 million, the board added an estimated 61 staff positions to Pitt's initial proposal, increases designed primarily to help reduce class size, improve minority performance and increase counseling to students. Still to be added are the anticipated costs of salary increases currently being negotiated with school administrators.
SUPERINTENDENT SALARY RAISE -- The board voted to increase Pitt's $96,500 salary to $102,750.
BOARD RESIGNATION -- The board also learned of the resignation of first-term board member Mary Margaret Slye. Slye, who has missed several board meetings recently because of poor health, said in her letter of resignation that her recovery has not been as speedy or complete as she had hoped. Slye's term expires in November.
The board will select a replacement March 16 and will accept applications for the position through Feb. 28. Board members said they will not appoint any school board candidates participating in the March 8 primary to fill Slye's unexpired term.