The report published yesterday in an afternoon newspaper crediting Dr. George J. Smith, chairman of the Board of Examiners, with the statement that the nine teachers of the Baron de Hirsch Trade School had been granted substitute licenses was unfounded according to officials of the Board of Education.
The nine teachers employed by the trade school at the time the Board of Education took it over are still serving in their professional capacity until further notice. However, unless these teachers obtain licenses from the Board of Examiners, they will not be permitted to continue their services.
According to eligibility requirements of the Board of Examiners, teachers who seek employment by the Board of Education must take competitive examinations given at regular intervals or on special occasions. Examinations have not as yet been held. George Weinberger, assistant to Associate Superintendent John E. Wade of the Board, said that the teachers concerned are individuals of wide experience and should not encounter much difficulty in securing licenses.
The Baron de Hirsch school at 222 East Sixty-fourth street, was turned over to the city on February 1 at a rental of one dollar a year for five years to become an annex of the Central Trades Continuation School, 220 East Sixty-third street.