This thesis explores the problems encountered by Latter-day Saints in establishing released time privileges for the Central Idaho Seminary District. A careful examination of minutes of state and local school boards, of L.D.S. Church Boards of Education, and of local seminary histories plus personal interviews determined which problems had been resolved.
The major problems were 1) whether released time was constitutional; 2) whether high school credit should be given for religious instruction; 3) getting good ethical men to serve on school boards; 4) creating good working relationships between public school and the seminary; and 5) overcoming the feeling that the Latter-day Saints wanted released time just for themselves. It was found that when the people had their questions answered, they were no longer opposed to the program.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bailey, Arthur A., "An Analysis of the Problems in Obtaining and Maintaining Released Time for Seminary in the Central Idaho Seminary District" (1975). All Theses and Dissertations. 4493.
Mormon Church, Seminaries