A student, with the written consent of his parent or guardian, may be excused from school to participate in religious exercises or to receive moral and religious instruction. Verification of student attendance by a person authorized by the institution conducting the religious exercises on moral and religious instruction may be required by the school upon the return of the student. The written verification, if required, must indicate the beginning time, ending time, and date of exercise or instruction.  No student shall be excused from school for such purpose on more than four days per school month. Such absence shall not be deemed as an absence in computing average daily attendance, if the student's attendance at school, religious exercises, and instruction total a minimum day.

Note: Students eighteen years and older have the authority to write their own verification.

Policy Adopted: October 24, 1973

Administrative Regulation 5113.1 Student Absences Related to Religious and Cultural Observances