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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 […]

Schools Soon Eligible for Tax Credits for Voluntary COVID-19 Paid Leave

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

From The Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on a program in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that provides tax credits to employers that voluntarily provide certain types of paid leave to employees.  The big change for districts is that beginning April 1, 2021, for […]

School District COVID-19 Immunity Included in Unemployment Bill

Friday, February 26th, 2021

From The Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on the Unemployment Compensation bill signed into law by Governor Tony Evers on Thursday, February 25th.  Media reports on this new law has largely overlooked the fact that the bill includes COVID-19 immunity from civil liability for […]

COVID Vaccines and School District Employees

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the Strang Patteson Law Firm focuses on the legal issues surrounding school districts imposing any rules governing employees and the COVID-19 vaccine. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to […]

Latest Stimulus Bill Does Not Extend The FFCRA Leave Mandate

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

From The Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on how the latest stimulus bill signed into law by President Trump on December 27th does not extend the FFCRA leave mandate. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information […]

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 […]

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