Exemption will be granted from a specific portion of health education curriculum on the grounds that the material taught is contrary to the religious beliefs and/or teachings of the student or the student's parent/guardian.
A request for exemption must be submitted in writing to the Principal in advance of instruction in that portion of the curriculum for which the exemption is requested. The request must state the particular conflict involved.
The Principal will confer with the teacher to determine the length of time a student will be exempt. The teacher will develop an alternative activity for which the student will receive credit.
The Principal will inform the parent/guardian of disposition of the request within a reasonable number of school days of receipt of the request.
LEGAL REF.: M.G.L. 71:1
Adopted on: April 24, 2008