School Attendance Review Boards Handbook & FormsThe School Attendance Review Boards Handbook includes sample forms to help county and local school attendance review boards identify and handle attendance problems early.
School Attendance Review Board Handbook
School Attendance Review Board Handbook (PDF)
Provides information on establishing a School Attendance Review Board (SARB); identifies behavioral patterns of problem students; gives helpful hints on how to work with students and their parents or guardians; suggests by-laws and standing rules; identifies effective factors for parent and pupil conferences; lists California compulsory attendance and other related laws; and provides sample letters and forms to petition the Probation Department, Office of the District Attorney, and the courts.
Taken from Appendix A of the SARB Handbook, several of the following forms, letters, and other documents are suggested examples and are intended to be modified as appropriate. Establishing uniformity within a SARB would expedite processing and build consistency as personnel move from one area to another. Although California Education Code sections 48260.5, 48261, and 48262 offer specific language regarding parent notification, additional notifications or invitations to meet may be effective.
Model SARBs use these forms, letters, and other documents to seek involvement and collaboration of families to ensure the success of all children.