222.1. Every school board shall ensure that the programs of studies established by the Minister under section 461 are implemented.
However, a school board may, at the request of a school principal, after consulting with the student’s parents and subject to the rules governing certification of studies prescribed by the basic school regulation, exempt a student who needs special support services in the language of instruction, second language or mathematics program from a subject prescribed by the basic school regulation; no exemption may be granted, however, in respect of those programs.
As well, a school board may, with the authorization of and subject to the conditions determined by the Minister, allow a school to replace a program of studies established by the Minister by a local program of studies designed for a student or a category of students who are unable to benefit from the programs of studies established by the Minister. Every such local program of studies must be submitted by the school board to the Minister for approval.
A school board may in addition, with the authorization of the Minister and subject to the conditions determined by the Minister, allow a school to replace, for students in the first cycle of the secondary level, the programs of Catholic or Protestant moral and religious instruction established by the Minister, by a local program of studies in oecumenism or a local program of studies in ethics and religious culture.
Every local program of studies in oecumenism must be approved by the Minister after the confessional aspects of the program have been approved by the Religious Affairs Committee. Every program of local studies in ethics and religious culture must be submitted to the Minister for approval after the Minister obtains the opinion of the committee on the religious aspects of the program.
1997, c. 96, s. 61; 2000, c. 24, s. 26.