Welcome to Private & Home Educators of California

The purpose of this website is to provide information related to the legal status of private home education and parental rights issues. We provide the majority of this type of information, such as the status of current legislation, in our regular periodic newsletter, The Legal-Legislative Update.

Recent Articles

Filing the Private School Affidavit
2014-2015 School Year

The private school affidavit for this 2014-2015 school year should be available on or around October 1st on the California Department of Education’s website.

JOINT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT
Update August 20, 2014

AB 1444 Status:  Passed Both the State Assembly and the State Senate Aug. 20th
Now On Governor's Desk For Signature to Become Law or For his Veto.

JOINT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT
Update August 15, 2014

AB 1444 Status:  Passed Senate Appropriations Committee - Now On Senate Floor for a possible floor vote the week of August 18-22.

Please make a quick phone call!  See the action alert for directions.  This bill is about to have its last vote before going to the Governor, who may sign it into California law.

JOINT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT
Update June 9, 2014

Passed California State Assembly with 54 out of 80 votes, with 2 Democrats voting against it and two Republicans voting for it.

AB 1444 Is Now In The California State Senate.

Quickly pass this alert on to others who might respond and then take the suggested action below.

Changes To Personal Beliefs Exemption for
School Vaccine Requirements (Re: AB 2109)

In January 2014 a new change in the law (AB 2109) will affect all K-12 public and private school students in California, including all homeschooled students. The new law for required vaccinations for school attendance will go into effect January 1, 2014.  This new law will require parents desiring a personal beliefs exemption from any or all required vaccinations for their child to have a consultation appointment with a specified health care provider before the exemption can be completed.

Time to File Your Private School Affidavit

Every year the Private School Affidavit (PSA) must be filed between October 1st and 15th. If you are enrolled in a Private School Satellite Program (PSP), the school’s administrator files one affidavit for the whole group.

Filing the Private School Affidavit
2013-2014 School Year

Updated October 1st
The private school affidavit for the 2013-2014 school year is now posted on the California Department of Education’s website.