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Model SARB Recognition Program

Identifies outstanding results-based school attendance improvement programs that provide comprehensive services to high-risk youth with school attendance or school behavior problems.

Invitation letter, Intent to Submit, instructions, application, and rubric for the Model School Attendance Review Board (SARB) Recognition Program for 2020–21.

The Intent to Submit must be submitted to the California Department of Education (CDE) by Friday, December 18, 2020.

The application must be submitted to the CDE no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021.

A new, shortened, application has been developed due to circumstances created by the coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, the submission process has been modified. Applicants are now required to upload their materials into the CDE exFiles File Transfer System. Instructions on how to upload application materials are included in the Instructions and Application document below.

Announcement of 2020–21 Model SARB Programs
News Release: State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2021 Model SARB Winners.

Announcement of 2019–20 Model SARB Programs
News Release: State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2020 Model SARB Winners.

SARB Symposium External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 03:08:53)
YouTube video of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) 2019 SARB Symposium featuring Model SARB Chairpersons in Los Angeles County.

SARB Student Success Stories External link opens in new window or tab.
The LACOE SARB Student Success Stories web page hosts videos of students discussing how SARBs in Los Angeles County enabled them to get back on track with their educations.

Questions: David Kopperud | dkopperud@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-1028 
Last Reviewed: Friday, April 16, 2021