Budgetary Hearings

The Prince George's County Board of Education has scheduled two more public hearings about the fiscal 2000 school system operating budget. Superintendent Iris T. Metts has requested $1 billion, a $126 million increase from the current school year.

Hearings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 7601 Hanover Pkwy., Greenbelt, and 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Central High School, 200 Cabin Branch Rd., Capitol Heights.

People wishing to speak at the hearings may register by calling 301-952-6117.

Magnet School Fair

Prince George's County public schools will host a Magnet Fair from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Thomas G. Pullen Performing Arts Magnet School, 700 Brightseat Rd., Landover.

Attendees will receive information about the lottery process and the following magnet programs: academic centers; biotechnology; communication and academic studies; creative and performing arts; French immersion; humanities and international studies; Montessori; science, math and technology; traditional/classical academy; University High School; visual and performing arts; and University of Maryland Collaborative Project and Center for the Enhancement of Thinking through Technology.

Magnet brochures are available at public schools, libraries, community centers and municipal buildings. Applications must be used if students are applying through the lottery. Students enrolled in a magnet program who wish to change programs also must submit an application. The application deadline is Feb. 29.

Attendees in need of a sign-language or foreign- language interpreter should call Jennifer Bryant, magnet recruitment specialist, at 301-952-6198.

For more information, call 301-952-6044.

If you have an item for School Notes, please let us know. E-mail to pgextra@washpost.com; fax to 301-952-1397; or write to School Notes, Prince George's Extra, The Washington Post, 14402 Old Mill Rd., Suite 201, Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772. For further information, call 202-334-7251.