Publicly Funded Independent Study Programs Offer Loophole To Vaccination Rules
The "no shots, no school" law exempted students who didn't receive classroom-based instruction, so programs that are essentially publicly funded homeschooling have become the place to go for parents who don't want to vaccinate their children.
Why Are California Charter Schools' Vaccination Rates So Much Worse Than District-Run Schools?
Last year, after California's new, stricter immunization law took effect, parents could no longer simply obtain a "personal belief" exemption to enroll their unvaccinated child in school, public or private. ... But the law exempted students who didn't receive classroom-based instruction, making independent study programs like River Oaks Academy among the only options left for an unvaccinated child to receive publicly-funded schooling. (Stikes, 8/28)