When can I make my request for exemption?
The best time to request is before the start of the year or semester. The earlier you can the better because you may have to educate them on this law and fight for your Exemption right.
Who do I send the letter to?
You only have to send it to the head of the Board, which is the Director of Education. Prepare to be ignored or denied immediately. You may be sent to your Principal or Guidance Department. They do not have the power to provide you the Exemption and will only try to keep you from pursuing the Exemption request.
Can I transfer from another school and request an Exemption?
Any student is permitted into a school if boundary rules permit it. The Exemption is intended to support any person's request for dismissal from Religious programs or courses of study.
I'm Catholic, can I get the Exemption?
Yes, there is no restriction to the religious status of any application. It helps to change your MPAC designation as "Public School Supporter". This doesn't change ability to attend the school or impact funding. Visit "what to expect" for more information.
Can I still participate in religious activities?
This process provides you the right to choose the religion classes and programs instead of mandating them.
Is there any reason they can make me take religion classes?
The only restriction is if the parent or guardian won't request the exemption for someone under 18. Otherwise, the Board has no choice but to obey the law.