JEF - Release Time for Religious Instruction
Re-adopted: 9/11/91, 8/13/97; 11/16/22
Upon application of the parent, a student may be excused from school for religious instruction, not to exceed two hours for grades K-8 and five hours for grades 9-12 in any school week.
Students not attending religious instruction will continue with the regular school program.
The administration shall have procedures for excusing, accounting and safe-guarding students attending religious instruction.
Any student unable to attend classes on a particular day due to religious beliefs shall be excused from attendance requirements for that day.
No such absence shall be counted against a student in determining exclusion, failure or reduction of grades. Any tests and assignments a student misses because of religious instruction shall be given to the student at another time.
END OF POLICY
Dilger v. Sch. Dist. 24CJ, 222 Or. 108 (1960).