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School Law Seminar


Holiday Inn & Suites, 1000 Imperial Ave, Rothschild, WI

Presenters: Mary Ellen Schill


Ruder Ware is presenting a School Law seminar on December 3, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Rothschild, Wisconsin (click here for information and directions).

The seminar is designed to give detailed information to school administrators, human resources personnel, and finance executives. We hope you will take the time to attend this event.


4:00 – 4:45 p.m.  

2015-2017 Budget Update

Attorneys Dean Dietrich, Mary Ellen Schill, and Kevin Terry will touch on a number of provisions in the recent budget that affect school districts. These topics include changes to open enrollment, district benefit plans, and curriculum requirements.

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.  

Assisting Transgender Students

School districts are frequently the first to see difficulties in dealing with accommodating students from diverse backgrounds. Whether it be in restroom use, participation in athletics and extracurricular activities, or in curriculum, the issue of dealing with transgender youth is at the forefront for many Districts. Attorney Terry will touch on these issues and answer any other questions posed by attendees regarding transgender students.

5:15 – 6:00  p.m. Dinner and Networking – Refreshments will be available       

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  

Retiree Benefits and other ACA Related Issues

The costs associated with health care and other employee benefits are forcing districts to consider changes to the plans offered to current employees. The question becomes what happens if the district wants to change the benefits offered to retirees? Attorney Schill will help attendees navigate this confusing area of the law and will answer questions regarding your District’s plan.

7:00  – 7:30 p.m

Managing Controversy

When trouble strikes, district administrators are tasked with dealing with the aftermath. From conducting employee investigations, to handling media statements, and to dealing with divided school boards, Attorney Dietrich and Attorney Terry will provide wise wisdom on how administrators can keep their cool through the most stressful of District controversies.

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