The Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) is a panel composed of school and community representatives who meet regularly to combine their expertise and maximize their resources in an effort to develop solutions to persistent school attendance concerns. Students are referred to the SARB by their home school when attendance problems have not been resolved through the usual avenues of classroom, school, and district interventions.
The SARB aims to work cooperatively with students and families to alleviate the factors that interfere with regular school attendance. However, if the student and/or parents decline to work with the SARB and the student continues to be truant or tardy from school, the SARB will take the necessary steps to ensure enforcement of compulsory attendance laws. Keep reading to view documents, resources, and who to contact in regards to SARB.
Below you will find many important documents to assist you in learning more about our programs. If you find any broken links, or you feel like a certain document should be included here, please let us know.
SARB Referral Form: Please contact Tara Neilsen at Email for SARB Referral information and link
Education Code Section 48272: The governing board of each school district shall adopt rules and regulations to require the appropriate officers and employees of the district to gather and transmit to the county superintendent of schools the number and types of referrals to school attendance review boards and of requests for petitions to the juvenile court pursuant to Section 48263.
The two forms below are provided for Placer County School Districts to report Student Attendance to the County Office of Education. The district should use one of the two forms provided and submit it by June 30th or each year. Reports should be
Email to Ruth Volpi Lane.
Below you will find many important resources in regards to our Student Attendance Review Board. If you find any broken links, or you feel like a certain resource should be included here, please let us know.
California Department of Education
CDE Truancy Letters 1-2-3
How Does Early Childhood Suspension Relate to Achievement in Reading and Math?
Improved CA Notice of Truancy Mar 2018
MTSS to Address Trauma
Social Networks in Truancy and the Targeting of Treatment
U.S Department of Education Toolkit
The COVID pandemic has created complex challenges in many areas of education. In-person instruction is not feasible for many communities and families. Distance and hybrid learning are new and complicated. However, school attendance is still required and important. The way schools track attendance may look different than before, but attendance is still being taken every day.
In this section, please find documents and resources to help families and educators understand some of these changes and make sure kids are getting to school—whatever that may look like right now. If these resources do not answer your specific question(s), please reach out to PCOE student attendance support staff directly at the contact numbers below. We are here to help.
CDE Distance Learning Frequently Asked Questions
California compulsory education law requires everyone between the ages of six and eighteen years of age to attend school, except sixteen and seventeen-year-olds who have graduated from high school or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) and obtained parental permission to leave. Some students, however, violate compulsory education laws and have a pattern of unexcused absences. Although truancy and excessive absenteeism are not new problems, they cause costly, long-term problems for the students, school, and the community.
Poor attendance is frequently the first sign that a student is on the road to school difficulty and possibly dropping out. Each day or hour a student misses school results in gaps in their education.
In Placer County students are referred to the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) by their current school district because they are identified as being subject to Sections 48260-48273 of the California Education Code.
SARB works to address the needs of referred students so they can attend and be successful at school.
The Student, Family, and Community Supports sets up a unique SARB for each referred student, attempting to match organizations and services with each student’s specific needs. SARB meets with referred students, their parents or guardians, and school representatives to collaboratively identify solutions and appropriate resources for resolving the issues impacting the student’s attendance.
DOES PCOE OFFER SUPPORT FOR HOMELESSNESS?
Yes. PCOE offers many resources and supports for children and youth experiencing homelessness. Visit our McKinney-Vento Homeless Education page to learn more.
MY CHILD STRUGGLES WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. WHERE CAN I FIND HELP?
PCOE offers a wide variety of support options for those experiencing a mental illness. Visit our Student Mental Wellness page to learn more.
WHAT SUPPORTS DOES PCOE OFFER FOR FOSTER CHILDREN?
PCOE is happy to offer assistance to foster children in need. We provide support with academics, social/emotional assistance, transitioning, vocational help, and counseling supports and interventions. Visit our Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program page to learn more.
Public Health Resources
Placer County public health resources for you and your children.
In October 2019, Placer County Office of Education honored the 40 Placer County school sites that have been formally acknowledged by the California PBIS Coalition for their implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.
― Rita Pierson