Advertisement

Judge Orders Wis. Education Department to Release Records

Judge Orders Wis. Education Department to Release Records

Updated: February 08, 2019 12:01 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A judge has ordered Wisconsin's education department to release records it withheld from a conservative legal group that requested them.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess on Friday ordered the state Department of Public Instruction to immediately turn over the documents. The judge says they were "unjustifiably" withheld.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty sued on Thursday.

Department spokesman Tom McCarthy says it has been working to fulfill the request and the judge's order "changes nothing about how we plan to respond."

The group known as WILL sought records in August regarding the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires the agency to create an education accountability system.

The lawsuit first reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the education department provided some records, but declined to fulfill other parts of the request, saying it wasn't specific enough and too burdensome.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Relay Media Amp

UMD Kicks Off Weekend Conference on #MeToo Movement and Sexual Assault Prevention

Warm and Dry Weather Presents Fire Concerns

UMD Grad, Entrepreneur Develops App Aimed to Tackle 'Loneliness Epidemic'

St. Croix Tribal Leaders Accused of Embezzling $1.5M from Casino

Brighton Beach, Enger Park Reopen; Parts of Skyline Still Closed

Tips Sought on Northern Wis. Dog Poisonings

Advertisement