Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)
We know that at times, life can bring extra challenges and that these can impact student’s success in school including attendance. Your school teams and the district’s SARB team want to partner with students and families to overcome these challenges.
The purpose of the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) process is to give students and their families supports to help identify the issues related to their students' attendance challenges and give appropriate resources and interventions to improve attendance.
The SARB panel consists of members from the Garden Grove Unified School District as well as outside agencies, including district coordinator from the Office of Student Services, school based mental health practitioner, school site nurse, school site social worker, school site administrator, Orange County Social Services, Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove Truancy Reduction Center, and Garden Grove Police personnel.
Our comprehensive panel’s goal is to look to identify solutions that are reasonable and effective for the student and family. In the event the parent and/or student is not cooperative, the panel may take action by filing a petition requiring mandated services with the Boys and Girls Club Truancy Mediation Program. If that is not successful, then the Office of Student Services will submit a petition with the Orange County District Attorney's Office to file charges against either the student and/or the parents. The student and parents will then be required to attend Juvenile Court to address the ongoing absences.
|3 or more unexcused absences||
|4 or more unexcused absences||
|5 of more unexcused absences||
|6-10 unexcused absences||
|Continued unexcused absences||
- 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.
SARB Hearing Dates
SARB Hearings for the 2022-2023 school year will ALL be held at the Juvenile Justice Center: 11301 Acacia Pkwy, Garden Grove, CA 92843 on the following dates:
- September 1, 2022
- September 22, 2022
- October 13, 2022
- October 27, 2022
- November 17, 2022
- December 15, 2022
- January 12, 2023
- January 26, 2023
- February 16, 2023
- March 2, 2023
- March 16, 2023
- April 6, 2023
- April 20, 2023
- May 18, 2023
**The times are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This may vary depending on how many students are scheduled on each date
PARENT/DISTRICT ATTORNEY MEETING DATES
Parent/District Attorney Meetings for the 2022/2023 school year will be held on the following dates from 9:00 am - 10:30 am:
September 7, 2022
October 12, 2022
November 9, 2022
December 7, 2022
January 25, 2023
February 15, 2023
March 15, 2023
April 5, 2023
May 17, 2023
DA Meetings will be held at the Lincoln Education Center – Plaza, located at 11262 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92843
***Dates subject to change