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Politifact Wisconsin looks into a claim that Gov. Evers made

Posted at 6:45 PM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 21:32:18-05

It's a bill Governor Evers didn't like, so he vetoed it.

But when PolitiFact Wisconsin started digging into his reason for rejecting it - it caught the attention of the governor's office.

In November, Governor Evers vetoed a bill related to student information for what is known as the directory data.

Admittedly it's not on everyone's radar but it did reach the governor's desk.

Governor Tony Evers recently vetoed an obscure school bill brought by Republicans that looked at student records, the veto message that he signed said he objected to how the bill would mandate the release of parents names publicly," said Eric Litke with PolitiFact Wisconsin. "There's just one problem. The bill didn't do that."

PolitiFact Wisconsin says current law allows district to designate specific data that is releasable to public - like students' names, address and other activities and sports.

The proposed law added the name of the students' parents or guardian.

They can release some or all of that information," said Litke. "And then the parents themselves have a chance to opt out, they can say this student is not allowed to have this particular information released."

In other words - no mandate.

After questions from PolitiFact Wisconsin Governor Evers' office ultimately acknowledged that this description was incorrect and issued in errata for this veto message," said Litke.

PolitiFact Wisconsin rated this claim False.