Child Welfare and Attendance - Student Services 

Welcome to the Child Welfare and Attendance Page


Student Services Director

Lisa Mazza

Educational Services Liaison

Veronica Ambrose

SARB (School Attendance Review Board)


California compulsory education law requires everyone between the ages of 6 and 18 years of age to attend school, except 16 and 17 year-olds who have graduated from high school or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) and obtained parental permission to leave. Some students, however, violate compulsory education laws and have a pattern of unexcused absences. Although truancy and excessive absenteeism are not new problems, they cause costly, long-term problems for the students, school, and the community.  The SARB seeks to assist in mitigating the obstacles that some students face in order to achieve regular attendance.


Please contact Educational Services Liaison Veronica Ambrose at (209) 253-1996 for more information. 

Information for Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect

Hands are for Holding (English)

Hands are for Holding (Spanish)

Click the links below for information on each of the following topics:

Attendance Awareness Letter

Community Resources and Hotlines

Health Services

In-Person Attendance Brochure

Special Education