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April 18, 2017 > Fremont school attendance board recognized for good work

Fremont school attendance board recognized for good work

Submitted By Brian Killgore

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently announced that the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) is among the 27 school attendance programs recognized as Model School Attendance Review Boards (SARBs) for innovative and effective practices to reduce suspensions, expulsions, and chronic absenteeism.

ÒStudents need to be in school to learn. The terrific work of the review boards is a testament to the collaboration between the school, parents, and community so that all students have the opportunity to succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college,Ó Torlakson said.

All school programs chosen use a three-tiered approach to keep students in school. The first tier rewards improved attendance and creates an engaging school climate with low suspension rates. The second tier identifies attendance problems early and provides personalized outreach to students and parents. The third tier refers the most persistent attendance or behavior problems to a SARB and combines resources to solve the underlying attendance problems.

In recognition of School Attendance Awareness Month last September, FUSD partnered with the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, the City of Fremont, Fremont Police Department, Fremont Youth and Family Services and Tri-City Health Center to promote the importance of school attendance through the ÒEvery Day CountsÓ program. Banners and posters are posted at schools, city facilities and bus shelters throughout Fremont.

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