IGBHD - Program Exemptions
Orig. Code(s): IGBHD
The district may excuse students from a state-required program or learning activity for reasons of religion or disability.
An alternative program for credit may be provided.
IGACA - Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs
IGAI - Human Sexuality, AIDS/HIV, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Education
JED - Student Attendance
The Board expects that all students will participate in the basic instructional program offered by the school district.
However, when requested by parents in writing, a student may be excused from participation in a specific topic of study when required by the student's religious beliefs, disability, or other reasons deemed appropriate by the district.
Such a request should be made directly to the principal of the school. The principal will be responsible for assessing and acting upon the request in a timely fashion. Should the exemption be granted it is with the understanding that the student will have a comparable assignment in an area of related study.
A student receiving an exemption under this policy shall receive no penalties as to grade, credit or graduation.
Program Exemptions Form
I request that _________________ be excused from participation
This request is based upon religious beliefs or disability. (Please explain)
I understand if this request is granted, the student will have a comparable assignment for which he/she will be held accountable. Further, the student is to be excused only for the topic(s) specified above.
Request Granted _____ (initials)
Request Denied ______ (initials)
Principal ________________________________Date _____________