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COVID-19 Precipitates Changes to GED Testing and Credentialing

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the Strang Patteson Law Firm focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred changes in GED testing and credentialing. 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 […]

School District Grievance Procedure Provisions to Immediately Review

Monday, November 30th, 2020

From the Legal Side… As a follow-up to its November 20th Legal Update on “workplace safety” grievances, the von Briesen & Roper Law Firm, in its most recent Legal Update, focuses on which district grievance procedure provisions deserve immediate attention to best prepare for a potential grievance. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe […]

It’s Called a “Workplace Safety” Grievance, But What is This Really About?

Friday, November 20th, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the von Briesen & Roper Law Firm  focuses on the recent rash of workplace safety grievances filed by district employees or union leadership in many Wisconsin school districts. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We […]

IDEA Class Action Dismissed

Monday, November 16th, 2020

From the Wheeler Report… On July 28, 2020, a complaint was brought in the Southern District of New York against every school district in the United States alleging that all are or have violated the IDEA when deciding to close schools in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In its most recent Legal Update, […]

Legal Update: New Unemployment Insurance Notice Requirement

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

From the Legal Side… The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recently announced a new unemployment insurance notification requirement, beginning on November 2, 2020, that affects all employers including school districts.  This week, the Strang Patteson and BoardmanClark law firms each issued legal updates (linked below) on this issue. Strang Patteson Legal Update BoardmanClark Legal […]

Legal Update: The First Amendment for Schools in 2020

Monday, October 19th, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the von Briesen & Roper Law Firm  focuses on First Amendment legal and practical considerations for schools in 2020. 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 […]

DPI Updates COVID-19 Special Education Guidance

Monday, October 5th, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on DPI’s recent updates to its COVID-19 Special Education Guidance. 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 of the […]

Legal Updates from Buelow Vetter

Monday, October 5th, 2020

From the Legal Side… In the past couple weeks, the Buelow Vetter Law Firm has released several important legal updates including: OCR Releases New Q&A Guidance for K-12 Public Schools Regarding Educating Students with Disabilities during COVID-19 Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy Checklist Ensure Substitute Teachers Are Aware of Accommodations in IEPs and 504 Plans […]

Latest Regulatory Changes to FFCRA Leave

Friday, September 18th, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on revisions to the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations governing leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this […]

Federal Court Finds Wisconsin School District Denied FAPE

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on a recent ruling from a Wisconsin federal court and discusses the importance of implementing IEPs with fidelity and fully addressing a student’s lack of progress, even if a parent refuses to participate in the process. The SAA regularly receives […]

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