Open Records

  • Background

    The Wauwatosa School District Board of Education is aware of allegations of a potential conflict of interest related to an employee. The Wauwatosa School District and School Board take those allegations very seriously. We are taking steps to fully investigate the allegations, and we are united in this decision.  


    Opinion Letter 

    In an effort to provide transparency into this situation, on Monday, November 8, 2021, in a closed session the Wauwatosa School Board waived attorney-client privilege in regards to an opinion letter drafted by the district's legal counsel, Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, dated August 16, 2019.  

    Please click here to access the opinion letter.


    Results of Open Records Requests

    The Wauwatosa School District has received several open records requests related to this potential conflict. The results of those requests will be added to this web page in the coming days. 


    Next Steps

    Legal counsel for the Wauwatosa School District advised that the district provide findings to the Wauwatosa Police Department for its investigation into the actions of said employee. Any questions about this pending legal investigation should be directed to the Wauwatosa Police Department. 

    The Wauwatosa School District has hired a leading professional service firm to conduct an internal investigation of this potential conflict. At this time, a final report is anticipated close to the end of the 2021 calendar year. 

    In the meantime, the employee in question has been placed on administrative leave. We will continue to share information on this web page as additional details are uncovered.