School Law - FYI Newsletter

In a unanimous decision issued March 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held that to meet its obligation to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a school district “must offer an IEP reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.” Read More »
New ADA Regulations and Federal Guidance regarding Students with Disabilities Read More »
The start of the open enrollment application period is just around the corner; parents will be allowed to submit applications beginning on February 6, 2017. Read More »
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new version of the Form I-9, employment eligibility verification. This form is dated November 14, 2016, and employers must begin using it no later than January 22, 2017. Read More »
Supreme Court To Hear Open Meetings Case & WERC Announces Revised CPI-U Read More »
Wisconsin law, Wis. Stat. § 118.21, requires school boards to enter into written individual contracts with their teachers. However, Wisconsin law sets few requirements on what must be included in these contracts Read More »
Effective July 1, 2016, Wisconsin’s Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Leave Act took effect, which provides qualifying employees with the right to take leave from work for the purposes of serving as a bone marrow or organ donor. Read More »
In May, the State Bar of Wisconsin published the 2016 edition of the Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law, which examines significant judicial and legislative developments of the past year in Wisconsin. Read More »