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Opt your child out of harmful

teaching in school!!

California State Law allows you to remove your child from some classroom subjects in which YOU don’t wish your child to participate.

OPT OUT Information and Procedures

The Informed Parents - California sponsored OPT-OUT Notice will help you regain your parental rights and retain parental control over the education and raising of your child. The Opt-Out Notice warns the school district that they are to follow your instructions regarding the role and teaching of the school in your child’s life.

The Informed Parents - California OPT-OUT Notice specifically informs the district that your child will be exempt for the current school year from the following school instruction, programs, and/or activities:

  1. Attending or participating in any class, instruction or activity related to comprehensive sexual education and HIV/AIDS prevention.

  2. Participating in any anonymous, voluntary, and confidential test, questionnaire, or survey on pupil health behaviors and risks.

  3. The administration of any questionnaire, survey, examination, or evaluation containing any questions or items relative to my child, or my personal beliefs regarding practices in sex, family life, morality, or religion.

  4. The administration of any examination or assessment as part of a statewide pupil assessment program relative to my child, or my personal beliefs or practices in sex, family life, morality or religion, or any question designed to evaluate personal behavioral characteristics, including, but not limited to, honesty, integrity, sociability, or self-esteem.

  5. Pacific Justice Institute, located in Sacramento, created and supports the OPT OUT Notice.  The Opt-Out Notice conforms to California State Law. 

  6. In the event a school district does not honor your instruction contained in the notice, Pacific Justice Institute will work directly with you to ensure that your wishes are respected by the school and school district.

TO OPT OUT your child

Follow these steps:​

  1. Fill out all the blank sections on the next page. This will allow Informed Parents - California to prepare a properly worded Opt-Out Notice to your child’s school and school district.

  2. Every blank must be filled in to have a binding Notice. We cannot complete your Opt-Out Notice unless each blank is fully filled out.  (This includes drawing your signature on a smartphone or with your mouse on a computer.)

  3. Upon completion of the following page, the Opt-Out Notice will be completed and sent to the Principal of your child’s school as well as the Superintendent of the school district.

  4. You will receive an email copy and a copy will be archived by Informed Parents - California.


   * This OPT-OUT Notice must be executed each school year to maintain

      your child’s OPT-OUT status and protection from the above.

 ** Informed Parents - California will facilitate the execution necessary to keep this

      OPT-OUT Notice in effect.
*** Informed Parents may send additional correspondence, newsletter, or

     voter guide.

Click here to see an example Opt-Out Notice

Select your county

Informed Parents of California is working to make an Opt-Out Notice available to parents in all 58 California counties. We add school districts a county at a time.

If you are interested in having your county included in the Opt-Out Notice program, please contact Informed Parents at 669-307-1953 or

If your county is not yet offered, please sign up for our newsletter and tell us your county on the form. Thank you so much!

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