Franklin-McKinley School District

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School Attendance Review Board (SARB)

All children between the ages of 6-18 years of age are required to attend school and parents/guardians have a legal responsibility to ensure their child’s daily attendance. California Education Code states when a child refuses to attend school regularly, it can result in a referral to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB). Franklin-McKinley School District has implemented a School Attendance Review Board process to address chronic attendance and truancy problems.

Students may be referred to SARB when the school site has exhausted all resources and attendance has not improved. The Child, Welfare, and Attendance Office will schedule a SARB hearing in which the parent/guardian and child are required to attend. The SARB hearing panel consists of:

  • Child, Welfare, and Attendance Coordinator

  • School Linked Services Specialist

  • Community-Based Organizations

  • District Attorney

  • School Administration

What is Truancy? (Education Code 48260)

“A pupil subject to compulsory full-time education or to compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without a valid excuse three full days in one school year or tardy or absent for more than a 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, shall be classified as a truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or to the superintendent of the school district.”

School attendance is mandatory from the age of six through seventeen. If your child is not ill (or absent for an unexcused reason; for example- a family vacation), and misses school, it could lead to truancy. Truancy is taken very seriously by the Franklin-McKinley School District and the District Attorney’s Office of Santa Clara County.