Connecticut compulsory attendance law requires that all children, ages 7-15 (inclusive), must attend public school or the parents must show the child is "elsewhere receiving equivalent instruction in the studies taught in the public schools." There is no explicit statute either allowing or forbidding Released Time programs. CONN. GEN. STAT. § 10-184 (2013)
General Statutes of Connecticut
(Pierce ex rel. Pierce v. Sullivan West Central School District, 379 F.3d 56, 2d Cir 2004).
New York's Education Law provision allowing "released time" from public schools for religious instruction did not violate Establishment Clause as implemented by school district, using no public funds and involving no on-site religious instruction; program was purely voluntary and there was no specific coercion or pressure brought to bear on non-participants by school officials. Though this case deals with released time in New York, it has precedential weight in federal courts in Connecticut.