The following were among actions taken at the June 20 meeting of the District of Columbia Board of Education. For more information, call 724-4289.
STUDENT BOARD MEMBER -- The new student representative to the School Board, Reco Griffin, was sworn in by the board. An 11th grader at Coolidge High School, he replaces Nicole Tobias, a recent graduate of Mckinley High School.
Tobias, who served on the board during the 1989-90 academic year, was presented with red roses and a resolution in recognition of her contributions.
The student member of the board is elected in a citywide election held each spring and serves a one-year term. The student member's vote is not tallied in final board votes.
SCHOOL NAME CHANGES -- The board approved a proposal to change the names of Friendship Educational Center, at South Capitol Street and Livingston Road SE, to Patricia Roberts Harris Educational Center, and Washington Highland Elementary School, at Eighth and Yuma streets SE, to Ferebee-Hope Community School.
Harris, who died in 1985, was an attorney, a cabinet officer in the Carter administration and the first black female U.S. ambassador; Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, who died in 1980, was a physician, humanitarian and community leader, and Marion Conover Hope, who died in 1974, was an internationally recognized social worker, according to the board.
SUMMER RECESS -- The board voted to officially recess during the months of July and August. The date of the next meeting has not been announced.