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US DOL Opinion Letter on Community Members Serving as Volunteer Coaches

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

From the Legal Side . . . In its most recent Legal Update, the Strang Patteson Law Firm discusses the recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) opinion letter interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as it relates to community members serving as volunteer athletics coaches for public schools. The SAA regularly receives these legal […]

IRS Sending Affordable Care Act Notices

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

From the Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the Boardman Clark Law Firm discusses the notices that some school districts have received from the IRS proposing that the districts owe a payment pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Boardman Clark recommends that any district receiving such a notice […]

Key Issues Regarding the Early College Credit Program

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

From the Legal Side . . . As the end of the 2017-18 school year approaches, many school district officials have turned their attention toward a new program that will be in effect next school year: the Early College Credit Program (ECCP).  A new Legal Update from Strang Patteson addresses specific issues involved in the […]

Personal Notes May Be “Records” Under Public Records Law

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

From the Legal Side . . . Check out the latest Legal Update from the Strang Patteson Law Firm in which they review a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision that warns that some personal notes prepared by school district employees and officials are included in the definition of “records” under the Wisconsin Public Records Law. The […]

Open Enrollment Update: Full-Time and Part-Time

Friday, December 29th, 2017

From the Legal Side . . . In its most recent newsletter, Boardman Clark provides an update on full- and part-time open enrollment for Wisconsin school districts. 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 […]

DOE Issues New Guidance Interpreting The Supreme Court’s Endrew F. Holding

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

From the Legal Side . . . Check out the latest Legal Update from the Strang Patteson Law Firm in which they review the DOE’s new guidance document regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s Endrew F. decision. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update […]

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 […]

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