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.
After seventeen years of sacrificial service at Family Protection Ministries (FPM) on your behalf, Jim Davis has retired from his full-time work with us.
In December of 1994, I said yes to Roy Hanson and made preparations to move my family up to the Sacramento area in order to start working full-time with Family Protection Ministries. My wife, Judy, and I had been homeschooling for about 11 years by then, and we were convinced that God was calling us to become directly involved in protecting all of our rights to raise and train up our children privately at home. I am extremely grateful for the privilege of working with FPM's founder and Director, Roy Hanson, for the past 18 years.
If you are a homeschooling parent or considering homeschooling, we enthusiastically recommend attending a Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA) Convention this year.
Children do not belong to the state but to God, their Creator. God has firmly entrusted the authority and responsibility for children with their parents (not to governments, or other persons, or professionals, or any other entity) for making decisions regarding every part of their life, including their care, protection, education, and upbringing.
AB 2109 (as amended Aug. 20, 2012) by Richard Pan, MD was signed into law Sept. 30th this year (2012) but does not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2014. AB 2109 added a new additional requirement for a parent to exempt their child from one or more vaccinations required for school entry, based on a "personal beliefs waiver".