Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CA homeschooling rights grab

A new bill affecting homeschoolers in CA is headed though the legislature.  The bill which is of course, 'for our safety' would require local fire marshal's to inspect all schools with fewer than six students.  Translated, this means that the fire chief in each town will be required to inspect every home that files a homeschooling affidavit.  The affidavits are currently required by law in CA, so that means if the bill passes, each of us who are homeschooling legally can expect a visit from a fire marshal.

Some very good points are being made about this bill.  Among them are:

  • You're not required to file a homeschool affidavit until your children are compulsory schooling age.  What is it about turning six that places children at higher risk due to fires.  In other words, when three kids are under the age of six in a home, why do they not get the privilege of a fire safety inspection?
  • Apparently most fires happen in the evening, (you know when people are actually in their homes.)  Why are all the publicly schooled children being denied the extra warm/fuzzies of having a personal home fire inspection?
It is being said, and it very much seems to actually be the case to me that this is simply a bill targeted at homeschoolers.  If you'd like to not have to open your home for public inspections for fire safety, (and seriously, if that flies what will the next 'risk' we need to be protected from be?), then please write your assemblyman as well as the authors of the bill:

Medina, Jose

61DemocratContact Assembly Member Jose Medina

Capitol Office, Room 2141

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0061; (916) 319-2061

District Office

1223 University Avenue, Suite 230, Riverside, CA 92507; (951) 369-6644
137 N. Perris Blvd, Suite 15, Perris, CA 92570; (951) 369-6644 
Eggman, Susan Talamantes

13DemocratContact Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman

Capitol Office, Room 4117

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0013; (916) 319-2013

District Office

31 East Channel Street, Suite 306, Stockton, CA 95202; (209) 948-7479 
Gonzalez Fletcher, Lorena S.

80DemocratContact Assembly Member Lorena S. Gonzalez Fletcher

Capitol Office, Room 2114

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0080; (916) 319-2080

District Office

1350 Front Street, Suite 6022, San Diego, CA 92101; (619) 338-8090 
Rodriguez, Freddie

52DemocratContact Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez

Capitol Office, Room 2188

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0052; (916) 319-2052

District Office

13160 7th Street, Chino, CA 91710; (909) 902-9606 

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