New #OCSB exemption policy violates law #ottnews #ocsbdl #onted
Further analysis shows that whole process of going to Principal, having to provide a “reason” and the possibility of denial by Principal , violates 42(13) of the Education Act. It also gives the principals local opportunity for intimidation.
The act 42(13) says this:
(13) In addition to the exemptions provided for in subsection (11), no person who is qualified to be a resident pupil in respect of a secondary school operated by a public board who attends a secondary school operated by a Roman Catholic board shall be required to take part in any program or course of study in religious education