The following were among actions taken by the Howard County School Board at its Jan. 24 meeting. For more information, call 313-6680.

ATTENDANCE BOUNDARIES -- School Board staff proposed adjustments to student attendance boundaries to accommodate the September opening of a new elementary school and a new middle school, both under construction. The changes would affect more than 1,200 students.

Boundaries for the county's eight high schools are not expected to change until 1994, when the first of three new high schools is scheduled to open.

A public hearing on the redistricting proposal is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108.

Pointer's Run Elementary School, at 6600 Trotter Rd. in western Howard County, is scheduled to open with 304 kindergarten through fifth-grade students. It is intended to reduce crowding at Clarksville and Clemens Crossing elementary schools.

Pointer's Run is the first of eight new elementary schools planned to be built over the next seven years to accommodate a 607-student, or 33 percent, increase in elementary-grade students. The county currently has 28 elementary schools.

Mayfield Woods Middle School, at 7950 Red Barn Way in eastern Howard County, will open for 460 sixth through eighth graders. It is intended to reduce crowding at Ellicott Mills Middle School and open up space at Wilde Lake Middle School for students from the crowded Harper's Choice and Clarksville middle schools.

Three additional middle schools are scheduled to open by 1995 to accomodate a 2,600-student, or 42 percent, increase over the next several years. The county now has 11 middle schools.

The following changes are proposed in the redistricting plan.

Pointer's Run would receive 260 kindergarten through fifth-grade students who live within the current boundaries for Clarksville Elementary School and live east of Route 108 between Middle Patuxent River and Ten Oaks Road; on Route 108 between Ten Oaks and Highland roads; south of Highland Road between Mink Hollow Road and Route 108; and on Mink Hollow Road or east of it.

Pointer's Run also would take 44 kindergarten through fourth-grade students in the Clemens Crossing school boundaries who live south of Middle Patuxent River, including those who live on Johns Hopkins, Pindell School and Sanner roads.

Mayfield Woods Middle School would receive 270 students in the current Wilde Lake boundaries who live in the Phelps Luck neighborhood; and 190 students in the current Ellicott Mills boundaries who mainly live south of the intersection of Montgomery and Waterloo roads and south of proposed Route 100 between Meadowridge Road and the Howard County line.

Wilde Lake would take 165 students in the current Harper's Choice boundries who live east of Cedar Lane and south of Little Patuxent Parkway between Cedar Lane and Route 29; and 140 students in the current Clarksville boundaries who live in the Clemens Crossing community.

In addition to redrawing attendance boundries, staff also recommended moving six mobile classrooms now located at Clarksville Elementary School to several elementary schools and installing three new units at Patapsco Middle School.