Members of the state House on Tuesday unanimously agreed with Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of legislation that would have kept teacher evaluations confidential.
The bill’s author State Rep. Kenny Bingham, R-Cayce, said it was intended to ensure educators could receive honest reviews without the embarrassment of those documents being part of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. But he agreed with the governor the language was too broad and could unintentionally also keep things like a disciplinary record secret.
“The bill has got some inartfully crafted language that could create an additional loophole,” he told House members Tuesday. [Read more…]