2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 28, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Born, Jagler, Plumer,
Brooks, Novak, Thiesfeldt, Tusler and Vruwink, cosponsored by Senators
Olsen and Darling. Referred to Committee on Education.
1An Act to amend
118.125 (1) (b) of the statutes; relating to: pupil records.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, pupil records are generally confidential. One exception to
this general rule applies to directory data. Directory data may be disclosed to any
person if a public school notifies parents and guardians of the categories of pupil
information the school has designated as directory data, informs parents and
guardians of an opt out procedure for such disclosures, and provides sufficient time
for parents and guardians to utilize the opt out procedure.
Under current law, the categories of pupil information included in the
definition of “directory data” include the pupil's name, address, telephone listing,
date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized
activities and sports, dates of attendance, photographs, weight and height as a
member of an athletic team, degrees and awards received, and the school the pupil
attended most recently. This bill adds the name of a pupil's parents or guardians to
the list of categories of pupil information that a public school may designate as
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
118.125 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) “Directory data" means those pupil records which include the 2
pupil's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, 3
participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of 4members as a member
athletic teams team
, dates of attendance, photographs, 5
degrees and awards received, the name of the pupil's parents or guardians,
and the 6
name of the school most recently previously attended by the pupil.