Mississippi Compulsory Education Laws
|Age at Which School Attendance is Required||Between 6 and 17|
|Exceptions to Attendance Requirements||Child is physically/mentally/emotionally incapable of attendance; child enrolled in special or remedial type education; educated in legitimate home instruction program|
|Home School Provisions||Parent must file a "certificate of enrollment" and education must be a "legitimate home instruction program."|
|Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance||Guilty of "contributing to the neglect of a child" and punished according to §97-5-39: misdemeanor with fine up to $1000 and/or up to 1 year in jail|
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