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Mississippi Compulsory School Attendance Law §37-13-91
The law governs compulsory school attendance which requires a parent, legal guardian or custodian who has legal control or charge of a child age six (6) to seventeen (17) to enroll him/her in an education program (i.e. public, private or home school). Student enrollment must occur except under the limited circumstances specified in subsection three (3) of §37-13-91 which includes, but are not limited to, sending the child to a state approved, nonpublic, or educating the child at home in an organized educational program. July 1, 2003, the law was amended to include the following: a child, five (5) years of age, who enrolls in public kindergarten, will have to abide by the same guidelines as outlined in the §37-13-91.
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