We understand that schools and school districts have unique laws and regulations affecting both staff and students. We advise school boards and administrators on student rights and responsibilities, student discipline and expulsion, educating of students with disabilities, and the confidentiality issues related to student records. We also advise school boards and administrators on matters involving teacher and administrator contracts, nonrenewal and termination procedures, a myriad of other labor and employment issues, as well as laws affecting governmental organizations

Additionally, we serve as spokespersons in teacher and support staff negotiations and assist in developing salary and benefit packages for teachers and other professional staff. Our benefits attorneys advise school districts on unique issues related to early retirement, tax sheltered annuities, sick leave payout plans and other benefit plans.

Because of Buelow Vetter’s unparalleled experience in school law, many of our clients choose us to serve as general counsel for their school districts, assisting with board governance, public records, contracts, benefits, expulsions and many other issues that arise on a regular basis. We are honored to represent 27 out of the 50 largest school districts in the State of Wisconsin (as ranked by the MacIver Institute). Our extensive client base includes public school districts of all sizes, private schools and colleges and universities.

Regardless of the issue, Buelow Vetter has the expertise and experience your school district needs to comply with the complex state and federal laws impacting your organization.

School Law

Public Schools

Buelow Vetter is privileged to serve a wide variety of public schools and higher education institutions.

Private Schools

Buelow Vetter is privileged to serve several private K-12 schools and higher education institutions across Wisconsin.