• Student Attendance Review Team (SART)

    Overview

    Students who are alert and ready to learn in school each day make the most of the learning opportunities offered to them. Regular attendance also contributes to school resources, because each school’s budget is based on its average daily attendance. Attending school regularly starting in the early grades is critical to gaining the social, emotional, and academic skills needed to succeed.

    The Student Attendance Review Team (SART) acts as a support team between students, parents, and schools. The main objective of the Student Attendance Review Team (SART) is to understand the reasons why students, at a site level, are not attending school and to connect students and families to school and community resources to address these absence concerns.


    Goals/Priorities
    • Support District and school staff by training them on how to develop strategies and create the necessary conditions to support positive school attendance
    How Our Work is a Part of the Strategic Plan

    Attending school on time every day gives students the opportunity to be prepared academically, socially, and emotionally. It is important for parents, schools, District staff, and communities to work together to encourage positive attendance and identify the challenges that students face in attending school. Only through attending school and being in the classroom can students make the most of the opportunities provided to them to thrive.

    Programs and Services

    • Support students, parents, teachers, principals, and other District staff on how to identify and resolve student attendance issues
    • Provide training to District and school staff on how to promote positive attendance
    • Support school sites in interpreting and implementing State laws and District policies regarding school attendance
    • Monitor daily attendance at all school sites across the District
    • Attend school site Student Attendance Review Team (SART) meetings
    • Facilitate School Attendance Review Board (SARB) hearings, as needed
    • Address internal attendance-related operational issues
    • Respond to emails and phone calls concerning attendance codes and student attendance