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[Public Law 882–81st CONGRESS)
[CHAPTER 1141—20 SESSION)

(H. R. 9524)

AN ACT To supplement the District of Columbia Teachers' Leave Act of 1949. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, effective July 1, 1949, the days of leave with pay provided for by the District of Columbia Teachers' Leave Act of 1949, approved October 13, 1949, shall mean days upon which teachers and attendance officers would otherwise work and receive pay and shall be exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and vacation periods authorized by the Board of Education.

Sec. 2. In any case during the period beginning July 1, 1919, through October 12, 1949, where any teacher or attendance officer was absent from duty under the rules of the Board of Education then in force and a substitute was employed in place of such teacher or attendance officer and such substitute was paid by the absent teacher or attendance officer, the District of Columbia is authorized to reimburse such teacher or attendance officer the amount or amounts paid to such substitutes at the rates approved by the Board of Education. The appropriation for “General supervision and instruction, public schools”, contained in the District of Columbia Appropriation Act of 1950 shall be avail. able for such reimbursements.

Approved December 20, 1950.

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Chapter 448 - Ist Session

S. 1349

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AN ACT
Tu establish a Department of Food Services in the public schools of the District

of Columbia, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

TITLE I-PUBLIC SCHOOL CAFETERIAS AND

LUNCHROOMS

D. C. Publio School Food Serv. ices Act.

SECTION 1. That there is hereby created in the public schools of the Department of District of Columbia a Department of Food Services, which Depart. Food Services, ment, under the direction and control of the Board of Education of establishment. the District of Columnbia, hereinafter referred to as the “Board", is hereby authorized to conduct a centralized system of public school cafeterias, lunchrooins, and related services, hereinafter referred to as "food services“.

Sec. 2. For carrying out the purposes of this Act, the Board is empowered

(a) to establish in the Department of Food Services an Office office of Centra: of Central Management consisting of a Director and Assistant Management, Directors of Food Services, whose compensation shall be fixed in accordance with the District of Columbia Teachers' Salary Act 61 Stat. 248. of 1947, as amended;

(b) to make and enforce such rules and regulations as it deems Rules and regunecessary for the government of the Department of Food Services lations. and for the use and enjoyment of the facilities and services of such department;

(c) upon the written recommendation of the Superintendent Manacement perof Schools, to employ such personnel as may be required to man- sonnel. age cafeterias, lunchrooms, and related services and to conduct the Office of Central Management. The compensation of such personnel, other than the Director and Assistant Directors of Food Services, shall be fixed in accordance with the Classification Act of 1949: Provided, That the salaries of persons employed to 63 Stat. 954. manage cafeterias, lunchrooms, and related services shall be paid 5 1.5.C. § 1071 in installments and computed in accordance with the provisions note. of the fourth and fifth paragraphs under the subheading "For 65 Stat. 367. allowance to principals" under the caption “Public schools” con- 65 Stat. 368. tained in the Act of Congress entitled “An Act making appropria. tions to provide for the expenses of the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine, and for other purposes“, approved May 26, 1908 (35 Stat. 290, 291), as amended (sec. 31-609, D. C. Code, 1940 edition): And provided further. That such persons shall not be entitled to leave with pay of any kind except that which is allowed teachers under the District of Columbia Teachers' Leave Act of 1949;

63 Stat. 842. (d) upon the written recommendation of the Superintendent of Personnel for Schools, to employ on a full-time or part-time basis such personnel operation, eto., as may be required for the operation and maintenance of food of food servioes. services at rates of pay to be fixed by said Board without reference to the Classification Act of 1919, and with respect to part-time employees without regard to prohibitions or limitations relating to dual compensation as contained in any Act of Congress. Per- Compensation for sons employed under the provisions of this paragraph shall be holidays. entitled to compensation for all time when and as they perform service, and, in addition thereto, shall be entitled to compensation

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for such holidays as fall within a regular tour of duty of not less Annual leave, etc. than five days in any established workweek. Persons employed

under this paragraph shall not be entitled, by reason of such Siok leave.

service, to vacation or annual leave with pay. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, such persons shall be entitled to sick leave with pay, to be cumulative at the rate of one day a month, September ic June, inclusive, of each year, the total cumu

lation not to exceed thirty days, to be granted under such condiPart-time

tions as the Board may by regulation prescribe: Provided, That employees.

as to part-time employees such leave shall be pro rated on an hourly basis. The days of sick leave with pay provided for in this section shall mean days on which employees would otherwise work and receive pay and shall be exclusive of Saturdays, Sun

days, holidays, and vacation periods authorized by the Board; Gifts of money. (e) upon the written recommendation of the Superintendent

of Schools, to accept for the benefit of the program of food services gifts of money which shall be deposited in the fund created by section 4 of this Act, and of personal property and volunteer

personal service. Service credit Sec. 3. Service rendered by any person for salary or wages as an for retire

employee of any cafeteria or lunchroom operated in the public school ment.

buildings of the District during any period prior to the date when such cafeteria or lunchroom is placed under the office of central management shall, if and when such person becomes an employee of the Department of Food Services, be seemed to be service rendered for

the government of the District of Columbia for purposes of the Civil 45. Stat. 468. Service Retirement Act, approved May 29, 1930, as amended, to be 5 0.9.c. 8

computed in accordance with section 5 of such Act: Provided, That 691 note, 107, such person shall make deposits covering such service as provided in 5 V.S.C. S section 9 of such Act: Ind provided further. That any such person

may elect to make such deposits in installments in accordance with the provisions of section 9 of such Act.

Sec. 4. Article II of title I of the District of Columbia Teachers' 61 Stat, 250. Salary Act of 1917, as amended, is hereby amended by inserting the

following new salary schedules immediately after the salary schedule 65 Stat. 368. for Class :34Child Labor Inspectors:

"DEPARTMENT OF Foon) SERVICES

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65 Stat. 369.

"CLASS 3.1—DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SERVICES

“A basic salary of $6,000 per year, with an annual increase in salary of $200 for five years, or mil a maximum salary of $7,000 per year is reached.

“C'LASS 36-ASSISTANT DIRECTORS OF DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SERVICES

“A basic salary of $5,000 per year, with an annual increase in salary of $200 for five years, or until a maximuin salary of $6,000 per year is

reached.” Food Services

Sec. 5. There is hereby created in the Treasury of the United States Fund.

a fund to be known as “District of Columbia Public School Food

Services Fund”, hereinafter referred to as the “Food Services Fund”, Appropriation and there is authorized to be appropriated, out of the revenues of the authorized. District of Columbia, $25,000 which shall be credited to the Food Deposit of Services Fund. All revenues and receipts of any nature whatever receipts. derived from the operation of food services, or as provided otherwise

by this Act, shall, under regulations of the Board, be paid over to the Collector of Taxes of the District of Columbia not less often than once each week and by him deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Food Services Fund. Such fund shall be Exp ntitures used as a permanent revolving fund and expenditures therefrom shall from fund. be made only upon vouchers certified by the Superintendent of Schools or his designated agent and approved before payment by the Auditor of the District of Columbia, and shall be disbursed in the same manner as other District of Columbia funds are disbursed. The Food Services Fund shall be available for the purchase of food, supplies, and all other services and expenditures of whatever nature which are necessary for the conduct of the Department of Food Services, including personal services, the operation and maintenance of motor trucks, and the expenses of conducting the Office of Central Management.

SEC. 6. Appropriations are hereby authorized for the acquisition, Equipment. maintenance and replacement of equipment used or acquired for use Appropriation in the conduct of the Department of Food Services in the public schools authorized. of the District of Columbia.

Sec. 7. (a) All funds, whether in cash or other form, in the custody Payment and deor possession of the person or persons operating cafeterias and lunch- posit of funds. rooms in public school buildings of the District of Columbia which funds have been derived from such operations shall, on the date such cafeterias and lunchrooms are placed under the Office of Central Management, be paid to the Collector of Taxes, District of Columbia, and deposited by him in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Food Services Fund, and all supplies and equipment of whatever Transfer of nature acquired for use in such cafeterias and lunchrooms shall, by supplies, eto. the person or persons having custody or possession of such supplies and equipment, be returned or transferred to the Board of Education, together with all books and records pertaining to the same: Provided, Time limitation. That the Board of Education shall place all such cafeterias and lunchrooms under the Office of Central Management not more than one year after the Department of Food Services is established by said Board.

(b) All obligations incurred for food, supplies, and equipment used or usable in the conduct of cafeterias and lunchrooms unsatisfied on the day the respective cafeterias and lunchrooms are placed under 65 Stat, 369. the Office of Central Management, shall be paid from the Food 165 Stat. 370. Services Fund.

Sec. 8. Insofar as the Board shall conduct a school-luch program School-lunch orounder the authority of this title, it shall be considered a "school" within the meaning of the National School Lunch Act, and all funds 60 Stat. 230. to which it may thus become entitled as a participating school under 42 U.S.C. $ 1751 the National School Lunch Act shall be deposited in the fund created note. by section 5 hereof.

Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of the Auditor of the District of Audits. Columbia to audit at least quarterly the accounts of the Department of Food Services and make reports thereof to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia.

Sec. 10. This title may be cited as the “District of Colunibia Public Citation of title. School Food Services Act”.

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TITLE II-DISTRIBUTION OF COMMODITIES

Sec. 201. The Board of Education of the District of Columbia is commodity conauthorized (a) to enter into a contract or contracts from time to time tracts. with the United States Department of Agriculture for the distribution to schools and to public and charitable institutions of commodities made available by said Department, and (b) to carry out, under regu- Milk program. lations of the said Board, a program or programs of furnishing milk

Stat. 370.

to school children in the District, including the purchase and distribution of milk under agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture: Provided, That all moneys collected under such program or programs shall be paid to the Collector of Taxes of the District of Columbia for deposit into the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the District.

Sec. 202. Appropriations are hereby authorized to enable the Board of Education to carry out the contracts and programs authorized by this title.

Approved October 8, 1951.

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