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School Attendance Review Board - SARB

The mission of the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) is to help students stay in school, attend school regularly and graduate.
SARB is a community-based effort to bring together resources to assist families with attendance, truancy and behavior issues. The SARB level is the last chance to keep students and families out of the court system. SARB’s intervention with each student begins after a completed referral packet has been received from the respective school.

A serious attendance problem often begins with a few unexcused absences. Counselors, teachers, nurses, school police officers and a school attendance review team may be brought in to help students at the school site level. When the school has exhausted all resources and a student's attendance has not improved, then a family may be referred to a SARB hearing.

California Education Codes
48200 – Children Between Ages of 6 and 18 Years
Each person between the ages of 6 and 18 years, not otherwise exempted, is subject to compulsory full-time education.

48260 (a) - Definition of Truant
Any pupil subject to compulsory, full-time education or to compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without valid excuse three full days in one school year or tardy or absent more than any 30 minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, is a truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or to the superintendent of the school district.
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2020-2021 School Attendance Review Board (SARB)

 Representing Name
 Parent Christy Miro
 Rep of School Districts* Bill Redford
 Rep of HS District* Heath Lane
 Rep of County Probation

Ben Leija
Alt: Tara Johnson

 Rep of County Welfare

Vanessa Stewart
Alt: Alisa Gehrke

Rep of Health & Human Services

Marisa Williams

Victim Services

Victoria Gauthreaux

 Rep of County Superintendent of Schools*

Scott Nanik
Alt: Karen Vail

 Rep of Law Enforcement
Keith Vincent
Jodi McDearmid
 Rep of Community-Based Youth Service Center

Kelli Coane
Alt: Sheila Neal

 Rep of School Guidance Personnel* Janine Schumann
 Rep of Child Welfare and Attendance*

Renee Malamed
Alt: Amy Hasselwander

 Rep of School or County Health Care Marci Gallagher
 Rep of School, County or Community Mental Health

Roland Dillard

 Rep of District Attorney Office

Barbara Yook
Alt: Milton Matchak

 Rep of Public Defender Office Vacant

                   *  School representatives appointed by County Superintendent