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Service and leadership that maximize the success of all students


Student Engagement and Attendance

Student backpacks represent student attendance

The Student Engagement and Attendance unit assists schools in addressing systemic barriers to student engagement and good attendance, thereby enhancing student achievement, and college and career readiness.​

Below are resources for schools and districts that strive to promote the SDCOE core belief that states “Equitable access and opportunity are essential to a just society.”


Attendance Law — Charter Schools and District of Residence (Google folder)

​Attendance Talking Points — English (Google folder)

Attendance Talking Points — Spanish (Google folder)

Brown Act — Open Meeting Law (Google folder)

Chronic Absence/Truancy Letter Samples (Google folder)

Chronic Illness Verification (Google folder)

Health and Attendance (Google Folder)

Home Visit Doorhangers (Google folder)

Marquee Messages (Google Folder)

Student Attendance Review Team (SART) Resources (Google folder)

Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) Resources (Google folder)

Tribal TANF (Google folder)


Attendance Works

Attorney General's Truancy Toolkit

Tiered Approach Strategies

School Attendance Review Board (SARB) Manual


American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

California Association of School Social Workers

California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA)

School Social Work Association of America

For questions or more detail contact:

Barbara Higgins
Interim Director