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IMBB Exemptions from Required Instruction


Exemption from Required Instruction

Curriculum is designed to reflect the learning expectations for all students in all content areas of the Learning Results, as well as other statutory and regulatory requirements.

Exemptions from the required curriculum should be minimized to avoid detracting from the overall instruction provided to the class as a whole and the educational objectives achieved by the curriculum.

There may be topics in the curriculum which are objectionable to the student and/or parent(s)/legal guardian based on religious, moral or philosophical beliefs.  Exemption from instruction which infringes on such beliefs may be requested by the parent(s)/legal guardian.

Requests for exemption from instruction must be made in writing to and approved by the Principal.  The Principal shall notify the Superintendent of any request for exemption and of his/her decision.  If the Principal denies an exemption request, the parent(s)/legal guardian may appeal to the Superintendent.

Legal Reference:          20-A M.R.S.A. § 6209

                                    LD 1536, Chapter 51 Resolves

                                    Ch. 127 § 3.07, Maine Department of Education Rules

                                    Ch. 131, Maine Department of Education Rules