The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that under the essence test, an arbitration award that denied re-hired teachers credit for prior years of service within the same school district for purposes of placement on a district's local salary scale violated the Pennsylvania School Code.
Mifflinburg Area Education Ass'n v. Mifflinburg Area School District, 724 A.2d 339 (Pa. 1999).
Sally A. Kane,
The Pennsylvania School Code Requires a School District to Credit Teachers for Past Years of Service When Placing Those Teachers on a Local Salary Schedule,
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