Legislation affecting home school athletes
Currently there is no law in Mississippi that gives home schooled students access to public school sports programs. In an effort to change that fact, Mississippi House Representative Daniel Guice Jr. introduced House Bill 17 on December 28, 2001. The measure would give home schooled students the option of participating in sports programs at their local public schools. The public school would be required to allow a home educated student to participate in whatever sports programs were available for his grade level.
HSLDA takes a neutral position on this type of legislation.
- Dewitt T. Black