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February 6, 2009

House Bill 586: An Act Requiring Accredited Home Education for Certain College Tuition Assistance Programs

Author:
Representatives Buck (5th), Akins, Buck (72nd), Coleman (29th), Fredericks, Gadd, Hines, Johnson, Watson

Summary:
Among other things, this bill would require that homeschool students be graduates of an “accredited home education program” before being eligible for the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant or the Mississippi Prominent Scholars Grant Program in order to attend college. Home instruction programs in Mississippi are not accredited.

Status:

1/13/2009(House) Referred To Universities and Colleges; Appropriations
2/3/2009(House) Died In Committee

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA’s Position:
This bill should be opposed.

 Other Resources

Bill Text    (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History