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AB-2926 Private schools: home schools: advisory committee.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 33194 is added to the Education Code, to read:

33194.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “home school” means a private school operated by a parent, guardian, or other individual in a home environment that provides instruction at the level of kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive.
(b) The Superintendent shall establish a broadly representative and diverse advisory committee to advise the Superintendent and the state board on all appropriate matters relative to home schools. A member of the advisory committee shall serve without compensation for a term not to exceed two years. The department shall provide staff for the advisory committee.
(c) On or before July 1, 2020, the advisory committee established pursuant to subdivision (b) shall make recommendations to the Superintendent and the state board on the appropriateness and feasibility of imposing on a home school additional requirements, which shall include, but are not limited to, both of the following:
(1) Minimum qualifications for home school instructors.
(2) Additional content or curriculum standards.
(d) On or before January 1, 2021, the Superintendent and the state board, in consultation with the advisory committee established pursuant to subdivision (b), shall make recommendations to the Legislature, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, and the Governor relating to imposing additional requirements on home schools, as described in subdivision (c).
(e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed.