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School Officials’ Role in Parental Disputes

Monday, June 6th, 2022

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the Renning, Lewis & Lacy Law Firm discusses a few of the common circumstances in which school staff are forced to encounter child custody and related matters, often as part of ongoing parental disputes. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable […]

School Law FYI: Upcoming Deadlines for Renewal and Nonrenewal of Individual Teacher Contracts

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm addresses some of the issues that should be considered during the renewal and nonrenewal process. 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 […]

Masking in Schools and on School Buses — An Update

Monday, February 28th, 2022

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on the CDC’s new guidance (issued February 25, 2022) regarding masking in schools and on school buses. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to […]

“I’m Calling Your Bonds, and You’re Going to Lose Federal Funding”

Monday, February 14th, 2022

From the Legal Side . . . School districts across the nation, and some even right here in Wisconsin, have received threats from community members and special interest groups threatening to “call the bonds” of school board members and administrators if the district refuses to accede to certain demands.  In a recent legal update, Attolles […]

Bargaining Reminders and Issues in the Era of 4.70% CPI Increase

Monday, January 31st, 2022

From The Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm provides some reminders for districts that have a duty to bargain and discuss some issues that could present themselves in a rising inflation environment. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable […]

ESSER Funds for Construction Come With Strings

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

From The Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on school district considerations when using ESSER funds for construction. 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 […]

The Latest Guidance on Reasonable Assurance Notices

Monday, May 10th, 2021

From The Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm provides a reminder to school districts to issue notices of reasonable assurance at the end of this academic year. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We […]

Subsidized COBRA Coverage Now Available to Certain Individuals

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

From The Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on new obligations placed on group health plan sponsors (which in many situations are employers) created under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 with respect to federal COBRA and state health insurance continuation laws. The SAA […]

Responding to Requests Under the Wisconsin Public Records Law

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

From The Legal Side . . . Many Wisconsin school districts have been receiving requests for information or records from individuals and groups under the Wisconsin Public Records law related to district decisions made in light of COVID-19.  In a recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on considerations for school districts when responding […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision Invalidates Governor’s Public Health Emergency But Not School District Mask Requirements

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the Strang Patteson Law Firm focuses on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court’s March 31 decision invalidating the Governor’s public health emergency as well as the implications of that ruling for local school districts. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable […]

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