2007 Regular Session
By: Representative Baker (74th)
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) A student who is being educated in a legitimate home instruction program, as defined under the Mississippi Compulsory School Attendance Law (Section 37-13-91), may participate in any extracurricular activities available to students in the home school student's grade in the local school of the school district where that student resides. Upon the request of the home school student's parent, guardian or legal custodian, the local school board shall register the student in a public school for purposes of participating in an extracurricular activity or activities. The home school student must reside within the attendance boundaries of the school in which the student is seeking registration. As used in this section, the term "extracurricular" means any school-authorized or education-related activity occurring during or outside the regular instructional school day including, but not limited to, academic teams, athletics, art, band, choir, honor societies, music and theatre.
(2) This section may not be construed to require any home school student to register with a school district for extracurricular activity purposes.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2007.