Many Wisconsin school districts fail test on records

State law makes nearly all governmental records open to inspection and copying, and requires custodians to release records “as soon as possible and without delay.”

So how are they doing?

Recently, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty conducted an experiment to see how well school districts are complying with the state’s open records law.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty asked the state’s 20 largest school districts for records from the last two years relating to their compliance procedures and how quickly they fulfilled requests. The results were tabulated in a recent report. Here are some highlights: Read more…