The amendment more clearly defines which students are bound by the curfew according to state law. The ordinance previously said that all minors could not be in a public place during school hours. The amendment says that minors enrolled in a non-public school may be in public if they are engaged in activities under the direction of a parent or guardian.
That last sentence means they're not exempt and must be supervised...even if, say, your 16-year-old homeschools at night and holds a part-time job or volunteers during the day? Considering that the number of homeschoolers (heck, the number of people, period) in Petal, MS amounts to a very small percentage, making such an incident far less likely than in, say, the Jackson Metro area, that possibility still exists. Just call it what it is: A restriction.
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