Arlington County

The following was among actions taken at the July 2 meeting of the Arlington School Board. For more information, call 358-6000.

NUCKOLS NAMED CHAIRMAN -- The School Board elected vice chairman Gail Nuckols as chairman of the five-member panel for the 1990-91 school year.

Nuckols succeeds Conchita Mitchell, who nominated Nuckols for the position. The board also elected Dorothy Clarke as vice chairman.

Nuckols is entering the fourth year of her second four-year term on the board and previously was chairman from 1984 to 1986. Since she began volunteering in the schools in 1971, Nuckols has served on the Six-Year Planning Committee and an advisory council on instruction. She also has been Arlington's representative to and chairman of the Metropolitan Area Boards of Education.

During the upcoming school year, Nuckols said after the vote, the board will face many challenges, including the long-awaited transition of the system's four intermediate schools, which have seventh- and eighth-grade students, to middle schools with grades six through eight. Other challenges include implementing special academic projects tailored to the needs of three elementary schools with socioeconomically diverse student populations, working on a long-term master plan for the schools, and establishing a business-education foundation to tap the resources of the local business community for volunteers and money.

Clarke is entering her third year in her second four-year term on the board. She previously served as board chairman in the 1986-87 school year.

School Board members are paid $6,000 per year, except the chairman, who is paid $6,500.