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Legal Update: Additional Guidance on Educating Students with Disabilities

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the Buelow Vetter Law Firm provides us with updated analysis on guidance provided to school districts on educating students with disabilities during COVID-19 school closures.  You might recall the SAA posted Buelow Vetter’s first update on this issue on March 17th and we are pleased […]

School Law FYI: Employees on FMLA Leave Before School Closure

Friday, March 20th, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm addressed the question of how the current Wisconsin school shutdown impacts employees who were on an authorized leave of absence pursuant to the state and /or federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) prior to the closure of schools. The SAA […]

School Law FYI: Remote Participation in School Board Meetings

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

From the Legal Side… In it’s most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm addresses issues surrounding remote participation in school board meetings. 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 of BoardmanClark.

Legal Update: Censorship at the Schoolhouse Gate

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

From the Legal Side… The Buelow Vetter Law Firm has recently published this Legal Update on Censorship at the Schoolhouse Gate:  Dress Code and First Amendment Implications. 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 the permission […]

BoardmanClark: Coronavirus Guidance

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

From the Legal Side… The most recent School Law Update from BoardmanClark focuses on guidance for school districts in responding to the coronavirus. 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 of BoardmanClark.

Court Approves of School District Plan to Restrict Parent’s Communications with School District Personnel

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the Strang Patteson Law Firm reports that a school district can lawfully limit parents’ communications with a school district and its personnel according to a recent federal court of appeals decision. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information […]

CPI For Bargaining Agreement

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

From the Legal Side: In it’s most recent Quick Update, the BoardmanClark Law Firm reports that the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) has advised the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) that the CPI increase applicable to one-year collective bargaining agreements with a term beginning on July 1, 2020 is 1.81%.  This Quick Update also features discussion […]

School Law Update: Students Charged and/or Convicted of a Felony are Ineligible for WIAA Competitions

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, BoardmanClark reminds Wisconsin School Districts to review their athletic codes to ensure they incorporate and implement the WIAA Felony rule. 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 […]

School Law Update: Wisconsin School District Nondiscrimination Obligations

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, BoardmanClark  reminds Wisconsin School Districts of their nondiscrimination obligations. 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 of BoardmanClark.  

Legal Update: Ensure that Regular Education Teachers Have Access to Student IEPs

Monday, October 21st, 2019

From the Legal Side… The Buelow Vetter Law Firm has recently published this Legal Update on the importance of ensuring that regular education teachers have access to student IEPs. 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 the […]

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