As stated in the Ontario Education Act, R.S.O. 1990 (Part II - School attendance, Section 21, 2(e):
“A Person is excused from attendance at school if the person is absent from the school for the purpose of receiving instruction in music and the period of absence does not exceed one-half day in any week.”
Parents wishing this privilege for their children are advised to discuss this matter with their children’s school teachers and principal. The ORMTA is proud to have been a driving force behind obtaining this privilege.