The state superintendent of free schools is hereby authorized and empowered to accept for the state of West Virginia any funds that may hereafter be made available to the state department of education or to the state superintendent of free schools out of the federal treasury by an act or acts of Congress for current expense, capital outlay, free textbooks, or any other educational purpose in local public school units, or for any other educational purpose.
Subject to the provisions and conditions of applicable federal law with respect to the allocation and distribution of any federal funds for current expense purposes in local public school units, the state board of school finance is hereby authorized and empowered to allocate and distribute said federal funds in accordance with the following provisions:
1. Of said federal funds received, seventy-one percent shall be allocated for teachers' salaries and the distribution to each county board of education shall be made on the basis of actual teachers employed at the end of the second month of the current school term and said allocated share of such funds shall be used in said county for the purpose of adding to the present minimum legal salaries the following increments:
(a) Ten dollars per month for all teachers holding emergency certificates based on less than two years of college training.
(b) Twenty-five dollars per month for all teachers holding regular certificates based on less than four years of college training and all teachers holding emergency certificates based on two or more years of college training.
(c) Sixty-five dollars per month for all teachers holding regular certificates based on college degrees.
All such increments may be reduced or increased on a proportionate basis in accordance with the amount of funds available under the seventy-one percent allocation.
2. The balance of said federal funds, the equivalent of twenty-nine percent of said funds, shall be distributed among the several counties. Such distribution shall be based on the net enrollment for the fourth school month of the current year and determined on a ratio that said net enrollment of each county bears to the total net enrollment of the state.
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