Attendance and Truancy
Daily attendance at school is mandatory. If a student is absent, the parent/guardian is to call the school the same day as the absence. If the school does not receive a call or note from the parent/guardian, the school will attempt to make contact. When the student returns to school, a valid explanation verifying the reason for the absence must be provided by the parent/guardian (see Parent/Student Handbook for detailed information on excused and unexcused absences). Students with excessive unexcused absences will be referred to SARB.
The Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) is composed of representatives from the District, law enforcement, probation and various community based and youth services agencies. Members work collaboratively to diagnose the problem and develop a plan to get the student back to school. Failure to meet with SARB or follow its directives can result in referral to Juvenile Probation for truancy mediation, or the District Attorneys office for prosecution.
City Daytime Curfew Ordinance
In October 2006, The City of Fremont instituted a Day Time Youth Protection curfew (Municipal Code Title III, Chapter 16, Article 2, section 3-16200) which states that it is unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years, who is subject to compulsory education or to compulsory continuation education to be in or upon any public street, highway, road, alley, park, playground, or other public ground, public place, public building, place of amusement, eating establishment or vacant lot when the minor is required to be in school. This section shall only apply during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on days when the minors school is in session.
This session does not apply when:
The fine for violation of this Article has be seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for the first offense, one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) for the second offense within one calendar year of the first offense, and two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for the third offense within one year of the second offense.
Last Modified on November 29, 2011