STATE SARB - MODEL SARB INFORMATION

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REPORTS ON THE 2022 CDE’S

MODEL STATE SARBS RECIPIENTS

 

Congratulations to the 2022 Model School Attendance Review Board Recipients!

The Model School Attendance Review Board (SARB) Recognition Program, which is sponsored by the California Department of Education in cooperation with the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA), identifies and recognizes local educational agencies for exemplary practices that have contributed to reducing chronic absenteeism and improving student attendance.  This year’s Model SARB application was revised to feature school attendance improvement programs at the district or county level that have overcome incredible challenges to school attendance created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The following six Model SARB districts were recognized for developing a comprehensive, multi-tiered approach to improving attendance that is driven by data with the goal of engaging students and families in school.  Some of attendance strategies/best practices employed by these model programs within their multi-tiered approach include investing in new and existing staffing,  providing professional development for staff that addresses social and emotional learning, fostering school connectedness, promoting family engagement, and strengthening community partnerships to help mitigate barriers to attendance faced by students and families.

Buena Park School District:  SARB Chairperson, Elsie Briseño Simonovski

Capistrano Unified School District: SARB Chairperson, Mike Beekman

Irvine Unified School District: SARB Chairperson, Michelle Walsh

Ocean View School District:  SARB Chairperson, Barb Davis

Sunnyvale School District: SARB Chairperson, Tasha Dean

Yuba City Unified School District:  SARB Chairperson, Jennifer Cates

 

Model School Attendance Review Board recipients will be recognized during the CASCWA State Conference on May 11-13, 2022 in Olympic Valley, CA.  Congratulations again to all of the 2022 Model SARB Recipients! 

 


State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces the 2022 Model School Attendance Review Board Recipients 4/7/2022



Model SARB Recognition Program - School Attendance Review Boards (CA Dept of Education)

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that six school attendance review boards (SARBs) have been designated as model programs by the State SARB for exemplary practices that have contributed to reducing chronic absenteeism rates and improving student attendance.

“These six school districts have overcome incredible challenges to student attendance created by the ongoing global pandemic by employing great attendance strategies,” said Thurmond. “I commend these schools for utilizing creative strategies that have been highly successful in getting more students back to learning and on the path to success. A key to these schools’ plans has been a multi-tiered approach including early intervention, professional development, strategic staffing, family engagement, and school connectedness.”

The Model SARB Recognition Program identifies and recognizes multi-tiered school attendance improvement programs at the district or county level. Attendance interventions have been modified to address students in independent study and students in quarantine.

All the Model SARB districts developed a multi-tiered approach driven by data to engage students and families in school:

· Early Intervention: The exemplary practices implemented by this year’s recipients share similarities. Among them are the frequent and consistent practices of the school attendance review teams, whose members recognize their role as the catalyst in supporting and improving student attendance and behavior. A focus on Tier 1 early interventions is key to de-escalating trends toward chronic absenteeism, truancy, and suspension.

· Professional Development and Added Staff: Recipients have taken the vital step of utilizing increased school funds to invest in new and existing staff. Improved professional development has focused on enhancing cultural competencies, elevating social and emotional learning, and recognizing and addressing mental health needs as well as engaging practices for students in remote learning. The addition of counselors and social workers has allowed for rapid and positive response aimed at mitigating the needs of disengaged students.

· Family Engagement and School Connectedness: To best meet the needs of students and families, some of our recipients have adjusted the tiers and processes for attendance improvement as a way to provide students and families the individual and needed support to ensure they are successful, feel valued, and are connected to their school community. Communications and interventions at the school and district levels provide education to families via newsletters and attendance presentations to inform and empower parents and/or guardians. Community resources and partnerships further help mitigate the many barriers to attendance faced by students and families.

State Superintendent Thurmond convenes the State SARB, which brings together key agencies and community partners to score applications submitted by district and county SARBs throughout the state.

The Model SARB awards will be presented at the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance State Conference on May 11–13, 2022, in Olympic Valley.

Below is a list of the recognized school districts and their Model SARB chairperson:

· Buena Park School District, Orange County, Elsie Briseño Simonovski

· Capistrano Unified School District, Orange County, Mike Beekman

· Irvine Unified School District, Orange County, Michelle Walsh

· Ocean View School District, Orange County, Barb Davis

· Sunnyvale School District, Santa Clara County, Tasha L. Dean

· Yuba City Unified School District, Sutter County, Jennifer Cates

 

Tony Thurmond — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

 



Model SARB Recognition Program 2021-22

  The Model School Attendance Review Board (SARB) Recognition Program, which is sponsored by the California Department of Education       (CDE), in cooperation with the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA), identifies and recognizes  multi-tiered school attendance improvement programs at the district and county level. Outstanding programs chosen for the Model SARB Award serve as models for other local or county SARBs in California that are using a multi-tiered system of support to reduce chronic absenteeism rates and dropout rates and improve overall attendance rates.

The Model SARB Application is in the process of being revised to reflect the current climate and context regarding attendance.  To help    ensure that local educational agencies (LEAs) are aware of the revisions to the application, a Model SARB Application workshop will be conducted virtually in November 2021.  The workshop will specifically address each content area, clarify the scoring process, and identify       the successful practices already being implemented by the potential applicants.  More information regarding the date and time of the     Model SARB Application workshop will be available soon. 




MODEL SARBS

The Model School Attendance Review Board (SARB) Recognition Program is sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE) in cooperation with the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA).

This program identifies and recognizes multi-tiered school attendance improvement programs at the district or county level. Outstanding and innovative programs chosen for the award will serve as models for other local or county SARBs in the state that are using a multi-tiered system of support to reduce chronic absenteeism rates and dropout rates.


Model SARB Applications - 2021-22

2021-22 Model SARB Applications will be released soon...

State Superintendent of Public Instruction 2020 Model SARB Awards Press Release 

Model SARB Recipients and Contact Information

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