SARB (School Attendance Review Board)
#4A is a collaboration between Garvey School District, Rosemead School
District and San Gabriel Unified School District)
WHAT IS SARB?
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
- Making a better effort to meet the needs of students with attendance
or behavior problems.
- Promoting the use of alternatives to the juvenile court system.
SARB Process starts with
the identification of attendance and/or behavior problem followed by
classroom, school site and district level interventions.
- Children and Family Services
- Law Enforcement
- Parents and/or other community representatives
- Community-Based Organizations
- Child and Welfare and Attendance Personnel
- School Guidance Personnel
- District Attorney's Office
- Health Representative
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.
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
RELATED TO ATTENDANCE
FACTS RELATED TO NON-ATTENDANCE
- Education Code, Section 48200. Students, between the ages of 6
and 18, are required to attend school full time, unless otherwise
- Education Code, Section 48263. Habitually truant and
habitually insubordinate students may be referred to SARB.
- Education Code, Section 48292, and Penal Code, Section 272.
Failure to attend school as required may result in the filing of a
complaint against the parents with the District Attorney's Office.
- Children are absent more on Mondays and Fridays
- Children who are truant commit the majority of daytime
- Children's absence patterns are established as early as
- Children's older siblings frequently set attendance patterns in
- Children who are excessively absent suffer losses in
educational achievement and perform poorly on tests.
- Children who are excessively absent are at greater risk of
dropping out and becoming involved in delinquent behavior.
If you have any questions or would like additional information,
please contact Garvey School District, Pupil Services Department and ask
for Mr. Bulmaro A. Magallón SARB
#4A Chairperson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Mrs. Cindy Phan-Hy (email@example.com)
SARB #4A Secretary.