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VUSD Honored by California Superintendent for Model Attendance Program
Posted 4/23/19

VUSD SARB team holding award from the State of California


From the Reporter 4-10-2019:

State education officials on Tuesday recognized Vacaville Unified School District for its efforts to reduce chronic absenteeism and increase student attendance.

State schools chief Tony Thurmond made the announcement in a press release that listed VUSD among 22 other districts — Santa Ana, Long Beach and Glendale, among them — for their model School Attendance Review Boards, or SARBs.

The award recognizes excellence in specific content areas, including establishing goals and objectives, implementing prevention and intervention strategies, and working with local agencies.

“In order for students to reach their full learning potential, they need to be in school,” Thurmond said in a prepared statement. “These exemplary attendance programs have reduced chronic absenteeism rates at the district level and have been able to provide the necessary support to students who are the most vulnerable and at risk of becoming a chronic absentee.”

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