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

Update September 29, 2014

AB 1444 Status: VETOED By Governor Brown – A Great Victory for Children and their Parents!!

Thank you for your important prayers and phone calls that played a key part in this victory!

Vaccine Requirements and Exemptions
September 22, 2014

This fall begins the first school year (2014-2015) affected by the implementation of the new regulations brought about by AB 2109 (2012) regarding exemptions from required vaccines for school entry.

Compulsory School Age Cutoff Date
September 2, 2014

In California, compulsory school attendance is required for all children ages 6-18.  The school year in which a six year old must start school depends upon his or her birthday.

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.

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.

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.