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Observance of Religious Holy Days

Texas Education Code Chapter 51, Section 911(b) reads in part as follows:

"An institution of higher education shall excuse a student from attending classes or other required activities, including examinations, for the observance of a religious holy day, including travel for that purpose. A student whose absence is excused under this subsection may not be penalized for that absence and shall be allowed to take an examination or complete an assignment from which the student is excused within a reasonable time after the absence."

The notification shall be in writing and shall be delivered by the student personally to the instructor of each class, with receipt of notification acknowledged and dated by the instructor or by certified mail, return receipt request, addressed to the instructor of each class.

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