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Student Services Division
School Attendance Review Board (SARB)
California law requires children between the ages of 6 and 18 years to attend school.
The purpose of SARB is to work collaboratively on developing strategies (prevention, intervention, and enforcement) that will help students improve school attendance and behavior while diverting cases away from the juvenile justice system.
"The goal is early intervention and to stop, prevent and intervene."
School Attendance Review Board (SARB) was established by the California legislature in 1975 for the purpose of:
To achieve these goals, the legislation provides for a multi-agency SARB which includes the following agencies:
SARB - the process starts with the identification of attendance and/or behavior problem followed by classroom, school site and district level interventions.
SARB - is specifically charged with funding solutions to unresolved student attendance and disciplined problems by bringing together, on a regular basis, representatives of agencies that make up the board.
SARB - further surveys available community resources, determines the appropriateness of their services, and makes recommendations to meet the needs of referred students.
SARB - seeks to understand why students are experiencing attendance and behavior problems which have not been resolved through school and community efforts.
Specified Laws Related to Attendance