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Private School Affidavit - Homeschooler Help Here!

posted Oct 3, 2012, 11:02 AM by Theresa Lozac'h
Private School Affidavit: Online Filing Instructions
From CAPSO this week: The legal "window" for the annual filing of the California private school affidavit opened October 1 and extends through October 15.  Section 33190 of the California Education Code requires every private school in the state to file this important document - this includes some families choosing to home school in the state of CA (and not working through a charter school).  Here is some different information on how this affidavit links to the homeschool world. 

Below, you will find step-by-step instructions for the online filing of the affidavit - if you have filed it previously with the CDE.  To enter the required information you will need to know the unique eight-digit password assigned to your school.  On September 21, 2012, the California Department of Education emailed a letter containing the password, together with filing instructions to all private schools in the Department's current database.  This correspondence was sent to the email address provided in your school's last affidavit filing.  If, after checking, you believe your school did not receive the email, or if you should require assistance, please send an email tolnelson@cde.ca.gov  Here, courtesy of the CDE, is a list of step-by-step instructions to be followed when filing the private school affidavit online: 

1.  Access the private school affidavit web page at the link appearing below:

2.  Using the A-Z index, click on the first letter of your school's name.

3.  Scroll down the list until you locate your school by name and address.

4.  Verify that you have the correct school by checking the address of the school.

5.  Click on "Fill out Affidavit for this school."

6.  Enter your school's unique eight-digit password.

7.  Complete the affidavit.  If you wish to receive an email confirmation of your filing, please include an email address in field 8 - School E-Mail Address.

8.  Click the "Submit Form" button to send the form electronically.

9.  The screen should display "Form Submitted," the date, and a "Confirmation" number.  If this information does not display, please call the CDE for assistance (916-319-0229).

10.  Print a copy of the completed affidavit showing the confirmation number and retain it for your records.