5. Every student other than a student in the second cycle of the secondary level or a student enrolled in vocational training or adult education has a right to choose, every year, between either Catholic or Protestant moral and religious instruction or moral instruction.
However, where the school a student attends is authorized, in accordance with section 222.1, to replace programs of Catholic or Protestant moral and religious instruction by a local program of studies in oecumenism or a local program of studies in ethics and religious culture, the student has the right to choose between the local program of studies and moral instruction.
In elementary school and in the first two years of secondary school, the parents shall exercise the right of choice on behalf of their child.
A choice made under this section shall be applied in accordance with the organization of the educational services approved under sections 84 to 86 by the governing board of the school where the student is enrolled.
1988, c. 84, s. 5; 1990, c. 78, s. 54; 1997, c. 47, s. 52; 1997, c. 96, s. 5; 2000, c. 24, s. 17.