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Homeschooling in Mississippi

by Mary Ann Kelley

Mississippi Homeschool Laws & Information

Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code, which is usually online at your state's official website, for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code -- whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups -- may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.

Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regurlarly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissableThe "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!

From C.H.E.H.

Mississippi State Law

Mississippi Compulsory School Attendance Law - SEC. 37-13-91. Compulsory school attendance requirements generally; enforcement of law.

From the Mississippi Department of Education. (i) "Nonpublic school" means an institution for the teaching of children, consisting of a physical plant, whether owned or leased, including a home, instructional staff members and students, and which is in session each school year. This definition shall include, but not be limited to, private, church, parochial and home instruction programs.

Mississippi Law

Mississippi state law has several provisions for homeschoolers. From MHEA

Mississippi Resource Pages

Mississippi Homeschooling

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Mississippi

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum - Mississippi

Discussions and Resources for Mississippi Homeschoolers

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