Legal Information

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The California Homeschool Network is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to protect and promote homeschooling (we are not a political action committee nor a source for political fund raising).

Get The FACTS!

Although it’s rare, school districts do occasionally contact homeschooling parents. To ease this worrisome situation and to help keep it from escalating to a truancy charge, CHN’s Legal Rights Committee has written a simple one page document that you may print and show to anyone who might tell you that your homeschool is illegal. It’s known as “Just the Facts” trifold brochure because that’s what it offers—the simple legal facts. You can download it here.

If you still have legal questions, read up on the Frequently Asked Legal Questions below, or contact us here.

Legal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

CHN possesses two characteristics that prepare it to act prudently on behalf of homeschoolers while exercising fiscal accountability.

First, CHN is a 501(c) 3 tax exempt nonprofit organization. This means that CHN must manage all its funds according to accepted nonprofit accounting practices. Donors can take an income tax deduction and enjoy the confidence that their contributions will be properly governed and distributed according to IRS codes. CHN’s income and revenue statement is published annually according to law.

Second, CHN is a membership organization. Not all 501(c)3 nonprofits are constituted to permit members to have a say in the governance of the organization. The CHN Board of Trustees is elected by the membership, and any member in good standing may choose to be a candidate for the Board. Members are also entitled to attend quarterly membership meetings to witness the Board of Trustees deliberations. Members are invited to participate in the meetings and express their opinions.

How can I help CHN support homeschooling?

CHN’s work in supporting homeschooling for all is made possible through member donations. Donations may be sent to the CHN mailing address on our Contact CHN page or you may make a donation by phone at (800) 327-5339 or by clicking the “Donate” button below.

Get Involved

We invite CHN members to get involved either by volunteering on the Legislation Monitoring Committee and/or contacting your representative about legislation. More information on how to Get Involved can be found here.

Get Involved