The following were among actions taken at the Oct. 11 meeting of the Prince George's County Board of Education. For more information, call 952-6005.
SWIMMING SCHOLARSHIPS -- The board agreed to review a revised sports guidebook produced by the county school staff that advises high school students on how to obtain college scholarships in minor sports like swimming.
The 1990 Scholarships for Minor Sports/Swimming Guide lists area universities and colleges that offer full swimming scholarships. It also includes a list of former county high school students currently on college swim teams. Future guidebooks are expected to cover other minor sports as well.
Board member Paul Shelby of the 5th District predicted the free guidebook would fulfill the needs of average athletes who may not make professional teams but are interested in playing on college teams.
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL -- The 16 newly-elected members of the County Executive's Youth Advisory Council were introduced to members of the board. The Council, established by County Executive Parris Glendening in 1986, meets once a month to inform the executive's office of issues concerning students in the county and to is designed to improve communication between the board and the county's youths. The council also works with the county Mental Health Association, hosts the annual County Executive Valedictorian and Salutatorian Breakfast and runs a youth information booth at the annual county fair.
GRANT PROPOSAL -- The board agreed to review a federal grant proposal by the state requesting $287,000 to start three county school health education projects. If the federal funding is approved, state education officials plan to team up with the University of Maryland and the county school system to begin a week-long health education conference for state educators, a statewide health education curriculum for all grades and an evaluation of a pilot curriculum in county schools.