Board of Education Policy 5182: Released time for Religious Instruction

The Board of Education recognizes the right of a parent or guardian to request the release of a student for religious education for up to one hour per week.

The Board delegates to the Superintendent of Schools the authority to establish rules for student absence for religious education in accordance with the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

Ref: 8 NYCRR §109.2
Zorach v. Clauson, 343 U.S. 306 (1952)

Adopted: February 26, 1996