SARB was established by the California legislature in 1975 to:
Meet the needs of students who have attendance and/or behavior problems that keep them away from school and out of the classroom.
Provide guidance and coordinated community services to meet these students’ needs so they can overcome the problems that keep them from attending and achieving in school.
Promote new public and private community services that can help students with problems.
SARB is a group of concerned people—parents, school district staff, and representatives of community service agencies—who meet regularly to help resolve student attendance and behavior problems brought to their attention by a school staff member or a parent/guardian. California Law provides for a SARB Board that is made up of representatives from: public social service agencies, parents and/or community representatives, school staffs, law enforcement, probation departments, and private social service agencies.