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Private School Affidavit Filing Period:  Oct. 1-15

First time homeschoolers

First time homeschoolers, Filing a private school affidavit (PSA), may file anytime during the school year, unless you become your own school at the beginning of a school year at which time, you would wait until the October 1st through 15th filing period. The CDE does not accept affidavits during the months of August and September, even if your school begins during these months. The current PSA is only for the current school year. You will need to file annually if you continue to homeschool after the current school year.

Continuing homeschoolers

Continuing homeschoolers that homeschool via a private school affidavit (PSA), the filing period is Oct. 1 through Oct. 15, 2016.  PLEASE DO NOT FILE BEFORE OCT. 1! The CDE does not accept affidavits during the months of August and September, even if your school begins during these months. For more information about the PSA, click here.

You can either use this web address for the on-line form (under 6 students) is:  http://www3.cde.ca.gov/psa/form.asp?formtype=blank or click on the button below.

On-line form to file 2016-2017 PSA

Chrome users are experiencing issues with submitting the PSA: You will need to switch to another browser, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox.

CHN updated in the instructions, when the PSA became available. There were no changes as compared to the prior year’s form. Click the button below to access CHN’s easy to use, line-by-line directions for filing the PSA for the 2016-2017 school year.

CHN’s line-by-line instructions for 2016-2017 PSA

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HR610 & HR899

There are currently two bills in congress with the potential of effecting homeschoolers in California. HR 610 and HR 899. California Homeschool Network is aware of these bills and we are currently monitoring them. These bills will be discussed further at our next Members Meeting on February 25th.

Links:

HR610:  https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/610

HR899:  https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/899/

 

Upcoming Events:

February 25, 2017 – Member Meeting

May 17-21, 2017 – Cachuma Lake Camp Out

Sept. 7-10, 2017 – CHN Family Expo


 

Woman and young girl in kitchen with laptop and paperwork smilinCalifornia Homeschool Records and Resource Guide Digital Download: Forms and information to streamline and enhance your homeschool experience.

Includes all forms you’ll need to establish and keep records for your Private School Affidavit (PSA) homeschool plus curriculum aids, reading lists, chore charts, support group helps, and more.  For a complete listing of the contents, click here.

$6 CHN Members – $10 Non-Members  Purchase Download


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2016-2017 Student and Teacher ID Cards now available in the CHN Store

 


Grandmother and granddaughter reading and smilingCalifornia Homeschool Network is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the fundamental right of parents to educate their children. Our website provides information about CHN, current state and federal legislation affecting homeschooling families, and how to get started educating your children at home.

California law requires that all children between the ages of 6 and 18 attend a public full-time day school unless they are exempted. Understanding your options and abiding by the law will help you avoid truancy.

To learn more about homeschooling, visit our How to Homeschool page! You will find a wealth of information there, including Frequently Asked Questions, info on record-keeping, preschool, high school, and so much more! If you need assistance, feel free to contact CHN.


 

California Legislation

SB 18:  Bill of Rights for Children and Youth in California

SB 18 did not go to the rules committee until the 12th. The rules committee meets every Wednesday afternoon, so they would not have had it for their meeting on the 11th. You should be able to find it on their docket on the 18th. The first committee hearing and vote is not likely to take place for at least two months.

Senator de Leon is the current head of the rules committee. You could make contact with his office for info or this number directly to the committee office 916-651-4120. Or just wait until a hearing is scheduled or it reaches the Senate floor.

Click here for more information.

AB 713:  Mandatory Kindergarten

CHN strongly opposed this bill.  AB 713 did not advance out of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Click here for current updates, analysis, and more information.

SB 277:  Elimination of Personal Belief Exemption for Immunizations

CHN strongly opposed this bill which has now been signed into law.  Click here for analysis of how this bill will affect you.

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