Positive school attendance is crucial to student success and making graduation progress.  Research indicates that students who are excessively absent are at greater risk of dropping out and becoming involved in delinquent behavior.  Students with excessive absences may be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB).

Please see the "School Attendance Review Board" brochure below for more information.

Specific Laws Related to Attendance
  • Students between the ages of 6 and 18 are required to attend school full time, unless otherwise exempt.  EC 48200
  • A student is truant when he/she is absent from school without an excuse three full days in one school year, or tardy or absent for more than any 30-minute period during the school day three times.  EC 48260
  • If any minor pupil in any district is an habitual truant or is habitually insubordinate or disorderly during school, the pupil may be referred to SARB.  EC 48263
  • A parent or guardian may be held responsible if a student does not follow the SARB contract.  EC 48293(a)
  • Parents are responsible to send their children to school or they will face charges in court.  EC 48292
  • The court may revoke or delay the issuance of a driver's license to a student between the ages of 13 and 18 if he/she is habitual truant.  VC 13202.7

Attendance Intervention
Making sure every student is present each day and ready to learn is a priority at the CVUHSD. This requires that all community members work together to set clear expectations for daily attendance and support those students who are struggling to get to school on time. Review the link below for strategies and tools that administrators, teachers, and parents can use to support positive attendance in our schools.

Click here for Attendance Works Tool Kits for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents

Click here for a list of LA County resources!