New Title IX Regulations Make Sweeping Changes for Schools

By John Forester | May 20, 2020

From the Legal Side…

In its most recent Legal Update, the Strang Patteson Law Firm focuses on new final Title IX regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education.  The new regulations, which make sweeping changes to existing Title IX regulations, are effective August 14, 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 permission of the Strang Patteson Law Firm.  The information in this update is no substitute for consulting with your district legal counsel, and we encourage you to do so.

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More Districts Tell The Story

By John Forester | May 19, 2020

The following superintendents have sent letters to their districts’ legislators “telling their story” about how they are serving their students during the COVID-19 crisis:  Randi Anderson (Shawano), Andy Space (Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine), Leonard Lueck (Brodhead).

The SAA encourages other districts to tell their story to their legislators as well.  Forward those letters to the SAA and we will keep posting them.

COME ON!  LET’S TELL THE STORY!

Shawano Legislator Letter

Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine Legislator Letter

Brodhead Legislator Letter

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DPI, AG Provide Guidance Related to Schools Following Supreme Court Decision

By John Forester | May 19, 2020

From the Legal Side…

In its most recent Legal Update, the Buelow Vetter Law Firm provides an overview of the May 13, 2020 Wisconsin Supreme Court decision striking down Emergency Order #28, subsequent guidance from DPI and the Wisconsin Attorney General, and recommendations for schools in this uncertain time.

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 Buelow Vetter Law Firm.  The information in this update is no substitute for consulting with your district legal counsel, and we encourage you to do so.

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Craig Won’t Seek Reelection to the Senate

By John Forester | May 19, 2020

From WisPolitics.com …

GOP state Sen. Dave Craig, of Big Bend, announced today he won’t seek reelection this fall, saying he and his family “need a break from public life.”

Craig, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan and a real estate agent, was elected to the Assembly in a May 2011 special election. He then won his Senate seat in 2016.

He and his wife have six children, and he said “family is always the first consideration.”

“An additional commitment of another term of service is not in our family’s interest,” Craig said.

His announcement comes just ahead of Friday’s deadline for incumbents to file their notices of noncandidacy.

He is the seventh member of the Senate to opt against running again this fall, joining fellow Republicans Luther Olsen, of Ripon, and Tom Tiffany, who won the 7th CD in a special election. The Dems who aren’t running again are: Dave Hansen, of Green Bay; Mark Miller, of Monona; Fred Risser, of Madison; and Jennifer Shilling, of La Crosse.

See Craig’s announcement here.

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More Districts Tell The Story

By John Forester | May 18, 2020

The following superintendents have sent letters to their districts’ legislators “telling their story” about how they are serving their students during the COVID-19 crisis:  Tanya Kotlowski (Necedah), Cory Hinkel (Luck), Kevin Shetler (Siren), Chris VanderHeyden (Menasha), Duane Bark (Markesan), Patrick Rau (Peshtigo).

The SAA encourages other districts to tell their story to their legislators as well.  Forward those letters to the SAA and we will keep posting them.

COME ON!  LET’S TELL THE STORY!

Necedah Legislator Letter

Luck Legislator Letter

Siren Legislator Letter

Menasha Legislator Letter

Markesan Legislator Letter

Peshtigo Legislator Letter

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This Is Why You Need to Tell the Story

By John Forester | May 15, 2020

“The schools are cheating the students and the taxpayers”.

This is the title of a column (linked below) that appeared in the May 13th edition of the Waukesha Freeman.  It was authored by Mark Belling, conservative radio talk show host.

I don’t need to say any more.  Read it here.  Then finish your letter to your legislators telling your story about how your district is serving your students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COME ON! LET’S TELL THE STORY!

 

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More Districts Tell The Story

By John Forester | May 15, 2020

The following superintendents have sent letters to their districts’ legislators “telling their story” about how they are serving their students during the COVID-19 crisis:  Brandon Robinson (Unity), Steve Lutzke (Parkview), Randy Nelson (La Crosse), Sue Savaglio-Jarvis (Kenosha).

The SAA encourages other districts to tell their story to their legislators as well.  Forward those letters to the SAA and we will keep posting them.

COME ON!  LET’S TELL THE STORY!

Unity Legislator Letter

Parkview Legislator Letter

La Crosse Legislator Letter

Kenosha Legislator Letter

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More Districts Tell The Story

By John Forester | May 15, 2020

The following superintendents have sent letters to their districts’ legislators “telling their story” about how they are serving their students during the COVID-19 crisis:  Judith Baseman (Appleton), Erik Olson (Ashland), Mark Burandt (St. Croix Falls), Nicole Schweitzer (Shiocton), Kent Kindschy (Turtle Lake).

The SAA encourages other districts to tell their story to their legislators as well.  Forward those letters to the SAA and we will keep posting them.

COME ON!  LET’S TELL THE STORY!

Appleton Legislator Letter

Ashland Legislator Letter

St. Croix Falls Legislator Letter

Shiocton Legislator Letter

Turtle Lake Legislator Letter

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More Districts Tell The Story

By John Forester | May 14, 2020

The following superintendents have sent letters to their districts’ legislators “telling their story” about how they are serving their students during the COVID-19 crisis:  Eric Wright (Elk Mound), Mark Weddig (Chequamegon), Diane Tremblay (Barron), Meaghan Gustafson (La Farge), Jennifer Thayer (New Glarus).

The SAA encourages other districts to tell their story to their legislators as well.  Forward those letters to the SAA and we will keep posting them.

COME ON!  LET’S TELL THE STORY!

Elk Mound Legislator Letter

Chequamegon Legislator Letter

Barron Legislator Letter

La Farge Legislator Letter

New Glarus Legislator Letter

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Court Declares Emergency Order 28 Unlawful; Allows School Closure Order to Stand

By John Forester | May 14, 2020

From the Legal Side…

Several law firms that we work with either have released, or will soon release, legal updates focusing on the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision yesterday to declare Emergency Order 28 unlawful, yet allow the school closure order to stand.  We will provide links below to each firm’s update as it becomes available.

BoardmanClark Legal Update

Strang Patteson Legal Update

The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing these updates to SAA members with the permission of the respective law firms.  The information in these updates is no substitute for consulting with your district legal counsel, and we encourage you to do so.

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