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Retirement around 1767

There was no generally binding regulation concerning retirement yet. When a teacher became old and unable to do his job, the Grand Council could grant him a pension. This, however, consisted only of the fixed salary (see table above); at least, he was permitted to keep the official teacher’s residence.

The retired teacher’s successor had to do without the fixed salary until his predecessor died, so that a teacher’s retirement cost the state nothing at all! This fact will not exactly have increased a retired teacher’s life expectancy.