54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CHS. 341 , 342 -JUNE 12, 1940 without expense to the United States: Provided further, That suit- able accommodations for holding the courts at Winchester and Columbia shall be provided by the local authorities, but only until such time as, in the case of each of such cities, such accommodations shall have been provided, upon recommendation of the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, in a public building or in other quarters provided by the Federal Government for such purpose". Approved, June 12, 1940. [CHAPTER 342] AN ACT To provide educational employees of the public schools of the District of Columbia with leave of absence, with part pay, for purposes of educational improvement, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Board of Education, on recommendation of the superintendent of schools, may grant leave of absence with part pay to any employee of said Board of Education whose salary is fixed in the Salary Act approved June 4, 1924, who has served in the public schools of the District of Columbia not less than six years continuously prior to filing application for leave, for purposes of educational improvement for a period not exceeding one year at a time, under conditions not herein otherwise specified as the Board of Education may determine, and the place of said person to be filled by the appointment of a qualified temporary employee for the period of said leave: Provided, That not more than 2 per centum of the total number of the above-mentioned employees may be on leave with part pay at the same time. SEC. 2 . Any employee to whom such leave of absence may be granted shall report in writing to the Superintendent, in such form as the Board of Education may determine, the manner in which said leave of absence is being employed, and for failure to comply with any requirement of the rules of the Board of Education or to pursue in a satisfactory manner the purpose for which said leave of absence was granted, the Board of Education, on recommendation of the Super- intendent, may terminate such leave of absence at any time. SEC. 3 . Any teacher whose salary is fixed in article I of the Act approved June 4, 1924, who is granted leave of absence for educa- tional purposes under the provisions of this Act, shall receive com- pensation during the period of said leave, paid in the same manner as though on active duty equal to the difference between the salary which the teacher would have received during the year he is on said leave of absence and the basic annual salary of group A or group C of his salary class, less the amount of his contribution to the retire- ment fund, in accordance with the provisions of the Retirement Act, as amended and approved June 11, 1926. SEC. 4 . Any administrative or supervisory officer mentioned in section 1 of this Act whose salary is fixed in article II of the Act approved June 4, 1924, who is granted leave of absence for educa- tional purposes under the provisions of this Act, shall receive com- pensation during the period of said leave, paid in the manner as though on active duty, equal to the largest amount to which any teacher in the group B or group D salary class under his supervision would be entitled if given such education leave, less the amount of his contribution to the retirement fund in accordance with the pro- visions of the Retirement Act, as amended and approved June 11, 349 At Winchester and Columbia. Jmne 12, 1940 [H. R . 9326] [Public, No. 610] District of Colum- bia. Board of Educa- tion employees. Leave for educa- tional improvement. 43 Stat. 367. 7D.C.Code,ch.2; Supp. V, ch.2. Proviso. Limitation. Written report to Superintendent. Termination of leave by Board. Compensation of teacher while on leave. 44 Stat. 727. 7D. C.Code II61- 79; Supp. V, §§ 70, 70a. Compensation of administrative, etc., officer while on leave.