The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 1052. Definitions and construction
(a) As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise clearly requires:
(1) "Periodic released time" means time, occurring at least once weekly, during which public school students are released from school to attend religious education courses sponsored by and given under the authority of a religious group.
(2) "Religious group" means any association of persons for religious purposes, including any organization of religious denominations, communions, or traditions.
(3) "Periodic released time religious education course" means a course offered by a religious group during periodic released time.
(b) This chapter shall be construed liberally to carry out the policies stated herein. (Added 1969, No. 260 (Adj. Sess.), eff. Sept. 1, 1970; amended 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 111, eff. Feb. 14, 2014.)