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On September 15, 2020, Shana Lewis will be presenting on Volunteers and Conducting Background Checks for the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrator’s New-to-HR Academy.

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, Attorney Tony Renning will present W-4 Calculation Update and Required Annual Notifications, for the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators (WASPA) Webinar Series.

Kirk Strang will again provide legal issues programming for the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA) First Year Superintendents Academy.   The Academy will provide critical informational programming and instruction throughout the 2020-2021 school year​ for first year school district superintendents.  The Academy’s first conference will be on August 5-6, 2020 in Stevens Point.

This program is guided by WASDA Executive Director, Dr. Jon Bales, and by the retired superintendent of the Hamilton School District, Dr. Kathleen Cooke.  The program is also made possible through the generous sponsorship of Robert W. Baird & Co.

July 29-31, Attorney Kirk Strang will present at the annual WASDA Legal Conference in Sturgeon Bay. Kirk will deliver his annual update on school and education law at the program. WASDA’s annual legal conference is the largest legal issues and information program of the year for Wisconsin’s school district superintendents.

On Thursday, July 10, 2020, Attorney Geoff Lacy will present Social Media Issues in the Public School Workplace, for the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators (WASPA) Webinar Series.

Starting in July 2020, Attorneys Shana Lewis and Chad Wade will teach the School District Law course for Edgewood College’s Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.

Kirk Strang will present a legal update to the 35 school board member delegates of CESA 5 on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the CESA 5 Convention.  Stay tuned for program details!

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Attorney Shana Lewis will present How School Districts and Law Enforcement Work Together, along with Winnebago District Attorney Melinda Tempelis, for the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators (WASPA) Webinar Series.

On February 28, 2020, Attorney Shana Lewis spoke to the students enrolled in ED 820 Law, Media, and Marketing for Edgewood College about personnel decisions in the public schools. 

On February 12, 2020, Attorney Kirk Strang presented for the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators – Middle and High School Principals Convention in Wisconsin Dells.  Kirk discussed legal issues of importance to middle and high school principals, with a special emphasis on technology-related issues.

On January 30, 2020, Attorney Geoffrey Lacy spoke on workplace investigations at the WPELRA Conference in Madison. 

On January 29, 2020, Attorney Kirk Strang presented to the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators – Associate Principals Conference in Milwaukee.  Kirk discussed technology issues affecting associate principals at the Conference.

On January 24, 2020, Shana Lewis began teaching a course, the Role of Business in Society, for the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Business Evening and Executive MBA Programs.

On January 22, 2020, the firm’s attorneys hosted a school law update and reception during the 2020 Wisconsin State Education Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Milwaukee.

On December 5, 2019, Attorney Shana R. Lewis presented at the WASPA School Personnel Academy at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.  Shana served on a panel of attorneys addressing LGBTQ issues in the employment and public school district environments. 

On October 31 and November 1, 2019, Attorney Kirk Strang provided a legal briefing to Technical College District Board Members and Presidents.  Kirk discussed Open Meetings and Public Records issues affecting Technical Colleges and the impact of technology on Public Records issues for Technical Colleges.  The conference was hosted by Waukesha County Technical College.

On October 24, 2019, Attorney Shana R. Lewis presented to the JEDA Professional Development Collective in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, on the topic of Social Media, Public School Districts, and the Law.

On October 11, 2019, Attorney Shana R. Lewis presented at the Wisconsin Association of School Superintendent Assistants (WASSA) Fall Workshop at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.  Shana presented on the topic of school board meeting minutes.

On October 10, 2019, Attorneys Kirk Strang and Tony Renning provided a legal question and answer at the General Session for the 2019 Wisconsin Association of School Superintendents’ Assistants Fall Conference in Wisconsin Dells.  The program was a free form discussion and question and answer session on issues of interest to executive assistants to school district superintendents.

On October 6, 2019, Attorney Chad Wade presented at the Wisconsin Association of School Councils’ Leadership Institute in Waunakee, Wisconsin.

On October 4, 2019, Attorneys Tony Renning and Geoffrey Lacy presented a legal update to CESA 7 administrators at the PAC meeting in Manitowoc. 

On September 19, 2019, Attorney Kirk Strang appeared at the annual WASDA Wisconsin Superintendents Fall Conference in Madison.  Kirk presented on “Hot Topics in School Law” for Wisconsin superintendents at the program. 

On September 11, 2019, Attorney Geoffrey Lacy presented two sessions at the Annual Green Bay SHRM legal update. 

On September 6, 2019, Attorney Kirk Strang appeared at the CESA 10 District Administrator’s Conference.  Kirk provided a legal update for West Central Wisconsin School District Superintendents at the program.

On September 5, 2019, Attorney Shana Lewis presented the Legal Update at the CESA 2 PAC meeting in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

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