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School Law Update: Recent Matters of Interest

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

From the Legal Side . . . In its most recent newsletter, Boardman Clark provides an update on a number of court decisions or other matters that have been in the news recently. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to […]

School Law Update: Legal Issues Regarding Student Fees

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

From the Legal Side… With summer school right around the corner, districts should be aware of the legal limitations in collecting and refunding summer school fees.   The Boardman & Clark law firm has recently issued a School Law Update on this topic. The SAA regularly receives these updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA […]

School Law Update: Publication & Posting of Legal Notices

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

From the Legal Side… Two new laws took effect April 18, 2018, regarding the publication of legal notices in newspapers. 2017 Wisconsin Act 282 modifies the qualifications for newspapers that receive payment for such publication. 2017 Wisconsin Act 353 provides an alternate publication option for Class 2 and Class 3 legal notices.  The Boardman & Clark […]

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 […]

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