222. Every school board shall see to the implementation of the basic school regulations (régime pédagogique) established by the Government in accordance with the terms and conditions prescribed by the Minister under section 459 and of the programs of studies established by the Minister under section 461.
It shall enrich or adapt the objectives and optional contents of the programs of studies according to the needs of the students who receive such services.
A school board may, however, after consultation with the parents and subject to the rules governing certification of studies prescribed in the basic school regulations (régime pédagogique) and to the by-laws of the Catholic committee or Protestant committee, exempt from a subject prescribed in the basic school regulations (régime pédagogique) a student who needs support in the programs relating to the language of instruction, a second language or mathematics; the student cannot be exempted, however, from any of these programs.
In addition, a school board may, with the authorization of the Minister and on the conditions he determines, replace a program of studies established by the Minister by a local program of studies where a student is or a category of students are unable to take advantage of the programs of studies established by the Minister. Every local program of studies must be submitted to the Minister for approval.