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Every Child, Every Day Child Welfare and Attendance. Lodi Unified School District Report to the Board of Education March 18, 2014 Bill Toledo. CWA Department. Coordinator Secretary Six CWA Advisors 1 Bear Creek/McNair/Plaza Robles 1 Tokay/ Lodi High/Middle College 2 North Stockton

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Every child every day child welfare and attendance

Every Child, Every DayChild Welfare and Attendance

Lodi Unified School District

Report to the Board of Education

March 18, 2014

Bill Toledo


Cwa department

CWA Department

  • Coordinator

  • Secretary

  • Six CWA Advisors

    • 1 Bear Creek/McNair/Plaza Robles

    • 1 Tokay/ Lodi High/Middle College

    • 2 North Stockton

    • 2 Lodi and Country Schools


Cwa responsibilities

CWA Responsibilities

  • Inter-District Agreement

  • Home/Hospital Instruction – ADA Report

  • Truancy Letters – State Audit

  • Student Attendance Review Board Hearings

  • Expulsions/Lodi Discipline Review Board

  • Pre-expulsion IS Contracts

  • Suspension Appeals

  • ONE. Program Referral

  • Foster Youth

  • District wide attendance issues

  • Enrollment/Custody/Caregiver Affidavit’s/Residence Verification


Student attendance review board sarb

Student Attendance Review Board(SARB)

  • Members of the SARB

    • CWA Coordinator/CWA Advisors/Site Administration

    • Probation

    • Mental Health

    • CPS/Social Services/

    • Health Services

    • SRO’s

  • SARB held after the 3rd truancy letter and no attendance improvement

  • Purpose

    • Identify barriers to attendance

    • Provide support to improve attendance

    • Communication to parents

    • Consequences for non-adherence to Compulsory Attendance Laws


Truancy letter totals

Truancy Letter Totals


Student attendance review board

Student Attendance Review Board

  • Number of SARB Hearings held 2011-2012

    • 10 Elementary

    • 9 Middle

    • 31 High school

  • Number of SARB Hearings held 2012-2013

    • 4 Elementary

    • 2 Middle

    • 0 High School

  • Number of SARB Hearings held 2013-2014

    • 46 Elementary

    • 21 Middle

    • 34 High School


Areas addressed

Areas Addressed

  • Consistency

  • Communication

  • Safety

  • Increased attention to early intervention


Operational modifications

Operational Modifications

  • CWA office will be located at Henderson School

  • Monday – Weekly Truancy Sweeps

  • Tuesday – Truancy letters/home visits/site team meetings

  • Wednesday – Truancy letters/home visits/site team meetings

  • Thursday – CWA Staff Meeting

  • Friday – SARB Hearings


Chronic absences

Chronic Absences

  • Chronic Absentee

    Student absent 10% or more of school year for any reason EC Section 6091(c)(1)

    • Indicator of potential drop away/drop out

    • Chronic absence in 6th grade – most predictive indicator that a student will not graduate

    • Kindergarten and 1st Grade

      • 12% become proficient readers by 3rd grade

      • Higher levels of suspension and lower academic achievement in middle school


Focus on early intervention

Focus on Early Intervention

  • Identify chronic absentees and potential chronic absentees in Kindergarten, 1st grade

  • Utilize the SARB process to develop intervention and support plan with monitoring component

  • Establish collaborative relationship with Police, Social Services, District Attorney and Probation

  • Include available services such as: Community Liaison, Counselor, Social Worker, Mental Health Provider, Psychologist, Special Ed.


Additional monitoring and support

Additional Monitoring and Support

  • All sites watch for chronic absentees at all grades

  • Utilize school site intervention process currently in place and/or SARB process as appropriate to address issues

  • Develop a plan to address 6th grade chronic absentees with a focus on a successful transition to middle school


Future steps

Future Steps

  • Contact school districts that have been identified by CDE as 2013 Model School Attendance Review Board Programs to gather additional ideas.

  • Identify resources for school site administrators on improving attendance.

  • Continue with the district’s attendance incentive program for schools.


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