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June 4, 2014


HSLDA Senior Counsel Dee Black assists members with questions and issues regarding Mississippi homeschool law. He and his wife homeschooled their children. Read more >>

Legislature Reverses Favorable Law Change

In a reversal of a previous improvement to the compulsory attendance law, the Mississippi Legislature has reinstated the September 1 deadline for a 6-year-old child to begin school. When Senate Bill 2571 was enacted this past March, it changed the deadline from September 1 to August 1, meaning that a child who did not turn 6 by August 1 did not have to attend school for the entire year. Unfortunately, the enactment of House Bill 454 on April 15, 2014, changed the date back to September 1. For homeschoolers, this means that a certificate of enrollment for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year must be filed with the local school attendance officer for any child who is or will be 6 by September 1.

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