Released-Time Education

Religious Released Time Education - The Overlooked Open Door in Public Schools: Religious released time is a constitutionally-permissible means by which public schools release students who have parental permission to attend off-campus religious instruction. Originally published in 1982 by Christian Legal Society and written by Center attorneys Sam Ericsson and Kim Colby, this booklet has encouraged churches and other religious groups to establish released-time programs in their communities, thereby allowing hundreds of thousands of children and teenagers to receive religious instruction during the school day.