What SARB is not:
- A magic wand that will automatically cure the problem meant to be used as a punishment.
- A criminal proceeding.
- A scare tactic.
- A function of the Probation Department.
The School Attendance Review Board was created by an act of the California Legislature due to Municipal Courts being bottle necked with criminal cases. School Attendance Review Boards now operate under very specific rules outlined in the California Education Code.
Prior to the formation of SARB, a school district would make a direct referral to the District. Attorney's Office who would review the complaint and, if appropriate, take the case to court.