JEF - Release Time for Religious Instruction

Code: JEF
Adopted: Unknown
Re-adopted: 9/11/91, 8/13/97; 11/16/22
Original Codes: JEFB

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.


Legal Reference(s)

ORS 339.420
ORS 659.850
OAR 581-021-0046

Dilger v. Sch. Dist. 24CJ, 222 Or. 108 (1960).