Our Mission at Beaumont Unified School District is that children between the ages of 6 and 18 years to attend school.
Our goal is early interventions, and to stop, prevent and intervene.
The School Attendance Review Board was established in 1975 by the California legislature for the purpose of:
- Making a better effort to meet the needs of students with attendance or behavior problems.
- Keep students and parents OUT of juvenile courts. Students with Chronic attendance problems are referred to SARB.
The SARB process begins at the school site where they will invite the parents to a SART meeting to discuss attendance.
SART (School Attendance Review Team) will attempt to meet with parents to identify possible solutions to improve attendance.
Failure to attend the SART meeting will result in a referral to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB). The SARB meetings are held at the Educational Support Facilities.
The SARB committee can include the following agencies:
- Law enforcement
- Parents and/or other community representatives
- Community-based organizations
- Student Services Director
- District Attorney's Office
- Health Representative
- Mental Health Counselor
- School Administrator
- Children and Family Services
SARB further surveys available community resources, determines the appropriateness of their services, and makes recommendations to meet the needs of referred students.
SARB seeks to understand why students are experiencing attendance and behavior problems which have not been resolved.
** Every Student ** Everyday
The School Attendance Review Board (SARB) is designed to intervene when a school district identifies students who have problems with school regularly. SARB is a community-based effort to bring together resources to assist families with attendance and truancy issues. The SARB level is the district’s last chance to keep students and families out of the court system.
A serious attendance problem often begins with a few unexcused absences. Counselors, teachers, nurses, school police officers and a school attendance review team may be brought in to help students at the school site level. When the school has exhausted all resources and a student's attendance has not improved, then a family may be referred to a SARB hearing.
Education Code 48200: Students between the ages of 6 to 18 must attend school full time, unless otherwise exempt.
Education Code 48260 (a) – Definition of Truant
Any pupil subject to compulsory, full-time education or to compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without valid excuse three full days in one school year or tardy or absent more than any 30 minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, is a truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or to the superintendent of the school district.
Chronic Absenteeism: Missing 10% or more of school in an academic year (BOTH excused & unexcused absences). For example: In a 180 day school year, missing 18 days of school.
We are required by law to have school attendance procedures as well as consequences for school non-attendance. Every school at Beaumont Unified School District follows the same procedures for our SART/SARB interventions.
It is very important when you move or change your mailing address that you notify the Attendance Clerk ASAP so that you receive school information.