Homeschooling in Mississippi

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Mississippi Homeschooling

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Mississippi

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum - Mississippi

Discussions and Resources for Mississippi Homeschoolers

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissable

The "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!

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 for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. The links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

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

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