School Attendance Review Board

  • The Del Norte County Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) is a panel comprised of school representatives, county social service providers, the County District Attorney, Tribal representatives, and other qualified community members who meet bi-weekly to review chronic truancy cases and recommend corrective actions. Students and/or guardians referred to the SARB panel for review may face prosecution by the DA's office if corrective services do not lead to an increase in school attendance, pursuant to the California Education Code Section 48200.

Attention 2 Attendance

  • Attention 2 Attendance (A2A) is a software program adopted by the Del Norte County Office of Education (DNCOE) to assist in tracking student attendance and truancy. The program was implemented in late January 2019 and streamlines the process of communication between school sites, families, and the SARB panel. A2A pulls data from our Student Information System (Aeries) and automates communication-based on student attendance. You may receive the following correspondence from your school sites depending on your student's attendance record:

    • Truancy 1 Letter: Generated after 3 occurrences of Unexcused Absence, 30+ min Tardy or Leave Early - Unexcused, or Confirmed Truancy.

    • Truancy 2 Letter: Generated after 6 occurrences of the above attendance codes. Will trigger a family meeting with the school principal and require a contract.

    • Truancy 3 Letter: Generated after 9 occurrences of the above attendance codes. Will trigger referral to the County SARB Panel and possible hearing and contract.

    • Chronic Absenteeism Letter: Generated after a student has missed 10% of the school year to date, for any reason. Requires a family meeting with the school principal.

    • Excessive Excused Letter: Generated after a student has accrued 9 excused absences. May require a permanent requirement for medical documentation for future excused absences.

    • Excessive Excused Letter 2: Generated after a student has accrued 13 excused absences.
     
    The Del Norte County Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) is a panel comprised of school representatives, county social service providers, the County District Attorney, Tribal representatives, and other qualified community members who meet bi-weekly to review chronic truancy cases and recommend corrective actions. Students and/or guardians referred to the SARB panel for review may face prosecution by the DA's office if corrective services do not lead to an increase in school attendance, pursuant to the California Education Code Section 48200.