MADISON — A legislative committee is set to take public comments on a Republican bill that would relax juvenile criminal record confidentiality.
Wisconsin juvenile criminal records are automatically sealed right now. Under the bill, police would have to notify the school whenever they arrest a student for a violent crime before the next school day begins. School administrators would have to notify the student’s teachers as soon as possible.
Teachers could ask school boards to suspend students if administrators won’t do it. They would also have the right to inspect a student’s behavioral records and end their contracts without penalty if students attack them.
The Assembly Judiciary Committee has scheduled a public hearing on the bill for Thursday. Sixteen groups have registered in opposition. No groups have registered in support.