(1) The proviso in the appropriation bill (Engrossed S. B. 1) relating to salary increases for certificated classroom teaching personnel is not limited to merely raising the salary of "returning or recontracted teachers" but the board of directors may exercise discretion in determining the employees within the class described whose salaries are to be increased.(2) The phrase "at the average rate" as used in the appropriation act, in so far as it relates to teachers' salary increases, must be determined on the basis of the average salary in individual districts during the school year 1960-61.(3) The additional increase described in the proviso for the second year of the biennium 1962-63 is to be based upon a figure $283 above the 1960-61 average or $616 above the 1960-61 average.
In order to qualify for funds appropriated by the legislature in 1961 to the office of the state superintendent for distribution to public schools, a school district must certify that all full-time certificated employees, including full-time teachers holding emergency certificates, are being paid not less than $4,200 per year.