What is SARB?
The School Attendance Review Board (SARB) was established by legislation in California in 1975 for the purpose of:
- Making a better effort to meet the needs of students with attendance problems in school; and,
- Promoting the use of alternatives to the juvenile court system.
SARB is specifically charged with finding solutions to resolve student attendance or discipline problems.
SARB seeks to understand why students are experiencing attendance or discipline problems and serves as a vehicle to correct these problems.
SARB surveys available community resources, determines the appropriateness of their services to meet the needs of referred students, and makes recommendations for the establishment of new resources or services.