61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , IST SESS.-CH. 208-JULY 7, 1947 257 (ao) All teachers, school officers, and other employees in the service Employees not spe- of the Board of Education on July 1, 1947, not specifically mentionedify mentioned in the provisions of this section shall be placed in the salary classes and positions in the foregoing schedule as determined by the Board in accordance with the eligibility qualifications possessed and the character of duties to be performedby such teachers, school officers, and other employees; (ap) All teachers, school officers, or other employees, appointed oTeachers, ete. , p- after the effective date of this Act, shall be placed in the salary classes date of this Act. Placement; longev- and positions in the foregoing schedule by the said Board, and all ity increases. teachers, librarians, research assistants, counselors, instructors in the teachers colleges, attendance officers, census supervisors, and child- labor inspectors appointed after the effective date of this Act shall receive longevity increases for placement either according to the num- ber of years of experience required by the Board of Education or the number of years of like experience acceptable to and approved by the Board of Education in accredited schools, school systems, colleges, universities other recognized institutions, trades and industries, pre- vious to probationary appointment in the public schools of the District of Columbia. In the case of teachers of vocational subjects the Board tioeacrs of ect a of Education is authorized and directed to credit approved training and experience in the trades in the same manner and to the same extent as though it were experience in and training for teaching. In credit- forSces in armed ing previous experience of any person who has been absent from his Experience credit. duties because of naval or military service in the armed forces of the United States or its allies, the Board of Education is hereby authorized to include such naval or military service as the equivalent of approved experience. On July 1, 1947, and thereafter, no teacher or any other employee entitled to longevity increases for placement shall be placed in the foregoing salary schedule for more than the fifth year of accepted and approved experience in salary class 1, group A or group C; salary class 2, group A or group C; salary class 3, group A or group C; salary class 4, group A or group C; salary class 5, group A or group C; salary class 6, group A or group C; salary class 7, group A or group C; and salary class 8, group A or group C, or for more than the fourth year of accepted and approved experience in salary class 32, salary class 33, and salary class 34 in the foregoing schedule. This paragraph shall not be construed to increase the allowance for longevity increases for placement of any probationary or permanent teacher or other pro- bationary or permanent employee in the service of the Board of Edu- cation on June 30,1947. (aq) No provision in this Act shall be interpreted as preventing any fOSersvie n armed teacher, school officer, or other employee of the Board of Education Longevity increases, who has been granted leave to enter the armed forces of the United etc. States or its allies from receiving any annual longevity increase or increases to which he otherwise would be entitled when he returns to service in the public schools. TITLE IV-METHOD OF PROMOTION OF EMPLOYEES SEC. 7. On July 1, 1948, and on the first day of each fiscal year thereafter, if his work is satisfactory, every permanent teacher, school officer, or other employee except as provided in Section 2 of this Act, shall receive an annual increase in salary within his salary class or position as hereinbefore provided without action of the Board of Education, except that after a teacher, school officer, or other employee has received five annual increases he shall receive no further increases until he is declared eligible therefor by the Board of Education on the basis of such evidence of successful teaching in the case of a teacher or outstanding service in the case of a school officer or other 95347--48 --pt. 1-17 Annual salary in- creases. Ante, p. 252.