100 Years Ago
State Sets Salary Rules
June 24, 2021
Herald of June 24, 1921
Teachers’ salaries, length of term and tax rates were primary concerns of the new law passed in the 1921 legislative session. Holders of all kinds of permanent teaching certificates in elementary schools would receive $100, and high school $130; professional or equivalent, elementary and high school, $85; provisional or equivalent. Elementary or high school $75. No law ruled against an increase in wages if given by the board or recommendation of the district superintendent for a teacher with high qualifications. The minimum school tax rate was extended to 35 mills in fourth class districts. The July 1 start of the term was to see all elementary and high schools open for not less than 150 days and in the years following, not less than 160 days.
North Woodbury Township School Board elected teachers for next term: North Martinsburg, Marie Brumbaugh; South, Dolly Haffly; Henrietta grammar, John Wareham, and primary, Pearl Snoberger; Curryville grammar, Irvin Benner, and primary, Mary Dilling; Millerstown, Mary Bridenbaugh; and Middletown, Fannie Shriver.