SARB Resources

Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)

The GGUSD Student Attendance Review Board is comprised of representatives from the following:

  • School District
  • Probation
  • Law Enforcement
  • Other community agencies

SARB meets with student and families who have been identified to be truant or chronically absent.

The purpose of SARB is to collectively discuss and develop solutions to resolve the attendance issues to connect families to available resources, and to create a contract in which all members agree and commit to.

Key Definitions:

Truancy:
In California, a student is truant if he/she is absent or tardy by more than 30 minutes without a valid excuse on 3 occasions in a school year.
Habitual Truancy:
A student is habitually truant if he/she is absent without a valid excuse for 5 days during a school year.
Chronic Truancy:
A student is chronically truant if he/she is absent without a valid excuse for at least 10% of the school year.
Chronic Absence:
In California chronic absence is defined as being absent of for any reason (unexcused or excused) for at least 10% of the school year.