No. B192878.

73 Cal.Rptr.3d 77 (2008)

160 Cal.App.4th 624

In re RACHEL L. et al., Persons Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law. Jonathan L. and Mary Grace L., Petitioners, v. Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, Respondent; Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Real Party in Interest.

Court of Appeal of California, Second District, Division Three.

As Modified March 7, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Children's Law Center of Los Angeles, Cameryn Schmidt and Christine Caldwell; Lori A. Fields, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Petitioners.

Christopher Blake, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, San Diego, for father Philip L.

Aida Aslanian, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, Glendale, for mother Mary L.

No appearance for Respondent.

Raymond G. Fortner, Jr., County Counsel, Larry Cory, Assistant County Counsel and Judith A. Luby, for Real Party in Interest.


In this dependency case (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 300), we consider the question whether parents can legally "home school" their children. The attorney for two of the three minor children in the case has petitioned this court for extraordinary writ relief, asking us to direct the juvenile court to order that the children be enrolled in a public or private school, and actually attend such a school.<...

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