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If you register for more than one webinar during a school year, use the “Update” button to make new selections during the registration process. 2014-15 legal webinars are $30. Registrants receive 2 WASB member recognition points. The WASB received approval from the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.0 CLE for each of the upcoming webinars.

October 8,
2014
Complaint and Public Comment Procedures Presenter: Barry Forbes, Associate Executive Director and Staff Counsel Time: 12-1 PM Registration Button
Communications with the public and community engagement are some of the most important responsibilities of the school board, but can also interfere with the efficient conduct of business at board meetings. This webinar will review legal and policy issues relating to public participation at board meetings and the processing of complaints from the public.
October 13,
2014
Complaint and Public Comment Procedures Presenter: Barry Forbes, Associate Executive Director and Staff Counsel Time: 6-7 PM Registration Button
Communications with the public and community engagement are some of the most important responsibilities of the school board, but can also interfere with the efficient conduct of business at board meetings. This webinar will review legal and policy issues relating to public participation at board meetings and the processing of complaints from the public.
October 29,
2014
Pupil Expulsions
Presenter: Bob Butler, Associate Executive Director and Staff Counsel Time: 12-1 PM Registration Button
This webinar presentation covers state and federal laws relating to the pupil expulsions. The presentation will provide a roadmap for considering the expulsion of pupils and to help avoid common pitfalls when doing so.  The presentation will focus on procedures for administrators as well as for boards that conduct their own expulsion hearings.
november 12,
2014
ELECTION NOTICES AND PROCEDURES Presenter: Dan Mallin, Legal and Policy Services Counsel Time: 12-1 PM Registration Button

Wisconsin school districts must comply with numerous statutory obligations related to elections, and this presentation will cover key deadlines, required notices, and post-election processes.  This webinar will be of particular interest to school district clerks and to superintendents’ administrative assistants (who often assist with election duties).

december 10,
2014
Administrator Contracts Presenter: Ben Richter, Staff Counsel Time: 12-1 PM Registration Button

This presentation covers all aspects of administrator contracts, including the drafting of contracts, contract term, application of section 118.24 Wis. Stat. to administrator nonrenewals and more. State and federal court decisions on administrator contracts, including the Klaus v. Eau Claire School District case will be covered.

december 15,
2014
Administrator Contracts Presenter: Ben Richter, Staff Counsel Time: 6-7 PM Registration Button

This presentation covers all aspects of administrator contracts, including the drafting of contracts, contract term, application of section 118.24 Wis. Stat. to administrator nonrenewals and more. State and federal court decisions on administrator contracts, including the Klaus v. Eau Claire School District case will be covered.

Legal Webinars – Recorded (for members – please log in to order)
administrator contracts $30.00 Order Webinar Button
This presentation covers all aspects of administrator contracts, including the drafting of contracts, contract term, application of section 118.24 Wis. Stat. to administrator nonrenewals and more. State and federal court decisions on administrator contracts, including the Klaus v. Eau Claire School District case will be covered.
Annual and Special Meetings:
Notices, Procedures and Powers
$30.00 Order Webinar Button

This presentation will review the notice requirements for annual and special meetings, cover meeting agendas and procedures and discuss the division of powers between the annual meeting and the school board in common school districts. This 33-minute webinar is broken into four parts. Members will receive all four parts for $30. 

Part 1: Time and Plance of the Annual Meeting, Meeting Notice (6 minutes)
Part 2: Annual Meeting Powers (11 minutes)
Part 3: Preparing for the Annual Meeting (6 minutes)
Part 4: Conducting the Annual Meeting, Meeting Minutes and Special Meetings (10 minutes)
election of school board members $30.00 Order Webinar Button
Wisconsin school districts must comply with numerous statutory obligations related to elections, and this presentation will cover key deadlines, required notices, and post-election processes. This webinar will be of particular interest to school district clerks and to superintendents' administrative assistants (who often assist with election duties).
extracurricular issues: coaches' pay, assignments, etc. $30.00 Order Webinar Button
Extracurricular assignments compliment the core educational mission, but pose unique issues. This presentation will address the hiring process for coaches, how to pay coaches under the fair labor standards act, who can coach for the district, the role of volunteers, the training for coaches on concussions, and implications under Title IX.
evaluation policies and procedures $30.00 Order Webinar Button
While many school districts are no longer subject to just cause requirements for teacher nonrenewal, an effective evaluation process is critical to avoiding discrimination complaints and other challenges to teacher nonrenewal. This presentation will review the steps needed to design and implement an effective evaluation system.
HIRING SUPPORT STAFF $30.00 Order Webinar Button
This presentation will inform you about the general hiring process of support staff, including state requirements. It includes information about the purpose of position descriptions, the posting of vacancy notices, application forms, the interview process, and reference checks. You will also learn about state and federal laws as they relate to employment discrimination.
Hiring Teachers $30.00 Order Webinar Button
This presentation will inform you about the general hiring process of teachers, including state requirements. It includes information about the purpose of position descriptions, the posting of vacancy notices, application forms, the interview process, and reference checks. You will also learn about state and federal laws as they relate to employment discrimination.
Individual Contracts and the
Nonrenewal Process
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The elimination of collective bargaining by Act 10 elevates the importance of individual teacher contracts, which may become similar in content to administrator contracts. This presentation will focus on the process of drafting new contractual provisions to transition from traditional contracts to contracts that meet districts' needs in the post-collective bargaining world.

This presentation also will review the basics of nonrenewal of teacher contracts under section 118.22 of the Wisconsin Statutes and include guidance on the application of constitutional protections and discrimination laws as well as alternatives to nonrenewal will be discussed.
Public Participation $30.00 Order Webinar Button
Public comments at meetings can present a difficult balancing act for school boards.
Public Records $30.00 Order Webinar Button
School districts are required to keep and provide public access to district records. This webinar will identify records covered by the law, review public notice requirements and discuss in detail how records custodians should respond to public records requests
PuPIL Records $30.00 Order Webinar Button

This presentation covers state and federal laws relating to the maintenance and release of pupil records. We will cover the basics of the pupil records law and focus on limitations to the release of pupil records and on recent changes in the law. This 60-minute webinar is broken into four parts. Members will receive all four parts for $30. 

Part 1: Intro & FERPA (9 minutes)
Part 2: State Law (3 minutes)
Part 3: Privacy & Access (43 minutes)
Part 4: Maintenance (5 minutes)

Rules of Order for Conducting School Board Meetings $30.00 Order Webinar Button
In general, school board meetings are more effective when the board members' attention is focused on the substance of their decisions, rather than on the procedures that are used to navigate the agenda and reach those decisions. A board policy that establishes a core set of “rules of order” for board meetings can provide a useful, mutually-understood framework for conducting board business. The presentation will provide an overview of areas where state law mandates certain procedures for school board meetings, and it will also identify several areas in which school boards have local flexibility.
School Board Organizational Meetings and Roles of Board Officers $30.00 Order Webinar Button
School boards are required to hold their organizational meeting on or within 30 days of the 4th Monday in April. This presentation will review requirements for the organizational meeting and the roles and responsibilities of school board officers.
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Basic Resources for School Board Members
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WASB Recent 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 Legal Developments Webcast, Sept. 18, 2012
The WASB Recent 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 Legal Developments is designed to provide general information and commentary as a service to members. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. If legal advice is required, please contact either the WASB staff counsels at 1-877-705-4422 or the District's legal counsel.
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Taking Office as a School Board Member View Webinar Button
An Introduction to Wisconsin School Law View Webinar Button
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An Overview of Wisconsin's Open Meetings Law View Webinar Button
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The Public Records Obligations of Individual Board Members View Webinar Button
School Board Member Conflicts of Interest View Webinar Button


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