Alabama Released Time Credit Act #2019-281

AN EDUCATIONAL UPDATE FROM THE SOUTHEAST LAW INSTITUTE, INC.

A. Eric Johnston, President, General Counsel

The Alabama Released Time Credit Act allows public school students to leave school premises during the day to attend Bible study or religious instruction at a local church or other location and receive one hours’ elective credit. The purpose of this Educational Update is to give the background of the Act and explain its application. Hopefully, this will act as a catalyst for the state school board to implement a policy encouraging local school boards to adopt policies permitting this.

It is important to understand that this type of law is constitutional. Therefore, local school boards do not need to be concerned that they will be sued for establishment of religion violations.
We encourage parents to check out this new law and work with their local school boards to implement it.

Click here to read the entire Educational Update.

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