Exemption Procedure

The following policy will be presented for a first reading at the March 1 2021 School Committee meeting and will be considered for adoption at the March 15, 2021 School Committee meeting.

Parents or guardians may have their children exempted from the portion of the health education curriculum related to family life/sex education and/or HIV/AIDS. 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 principal will confer with the teacher to determine the length of time a student will be exempt and the teacher will develop an alternative activity for which the student will receive credit.


LEGAL REF.: RI.Gen. Laws § 16-22-17; 16-22-18