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Another Attempt to Limit the State Superintendent’s Power

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

From the Legal Side . . . Here we go again.  Check out the latest Legal Update from the Strang Patteson Law Firm in which they place the latest challenge to the State Superintendent’s authority in the context of a more than two-decade long battle to limit the Superintendent’s power. The SAA regularly receives these […]

School Law Update: Domestic Partnership Benefits Eliminated

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

From the Legal Side… The 2017–2019 Wisconsin Biennial Budget (2017 Wisconsin Act 59) made changes to statutory provisions that permitted domestic partners of local government unit employees to access various insurance and other employee benefits through private plans and plans sponsored by the State of Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF).  The Boardman & Clark […]

Boardman & Clark: Annual Notices Information

Monday, July 31st, 2017

From the Legal Side… The Boardman & Clark law firm recently published this School Law FYI regarding the annual notices that school districts are required to provide to students, parents, and/or the public.  The SAA regularly receives these updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to SAA members with […]

Supreme Court Rules Against School District in Open Meetings Case

Friday, June 30th, 2017

From the Legal Side… The Boardman & Clark law firm recently published this School Law Update regarding the recently decided open meetings law case involving the Appleton School District.  The SAA regularly receives these updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to SAA members with the permission […]

Legal Update: Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Issues Decision Confirming Transgender Student’s Rights Under Title IX

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

From the Legal Side… The Strang Patteson Law Firm has recently published this Legal Update.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has upheld an injunction that was issued against a Wisconsin school district, effectively concluding that a transgender student is entitled under Title IX to use the school restroom of the […]

School Law Update: Seventh Circuit Upholds Transgender Student’s Right to Use Boys’ Bathroom at School

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

From the Legal Side… The Boardman & Clark law firm recently published this School Law Update regarding the Seventh Circuit’s recent ground-breaking  decision on transgender student rights involving the Kenosha School District.  The SAA regularly receives these updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to SAA members with the […]

School Law Update: Substantial Fault Standard for Unemployment Benefits

Monday, May 15th, 2017

From the Legal Side… The Boardman & Clark law firm recently published this School Law Update.  Eligibility for unemployment benefits is rarely the driving force behind a school district’s decision to terminate an employee. However, unlike in the private sector where employers pay a payroll tax to cover these benefits, school districts reimburse the state […]

U.S. Supreme Court Sends Student Transgender Case Back to Court of Appeals

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

From the Legal Side… The Boardman and Clark law firm has recently published this legal update regarding the U.S. Supreme Courts action on an important transgender case before it. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to SAA members with […]

Federal Transgender Guidance Withdrawn

Monday, February 27th, 2017

From the Legal Side… The Boardman & Clark Law Firm has recently published this Legal Update that discusses the Departments of Education and Justice letter rescinding its previous guidance under Title IX concerning  transgender students.  The “Dear Colleague” letter was released on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable […]

USDOE, DOJ Rescind Previous Guidance on Transgender Students

Friday, February 24th, 2017

From the Legal Side… The Strang Patteson Law Firm has recently published this Legal Update that discusses the Departments of Education and Justice letter rescinding its previous guidance under Title IX concerning  transgender students.  The “Dear Colleague” letter was released on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information […]

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