The 2016–17 Model School Attendance Review Board (SARB) Recognition Program, sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE) in cooperation with the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA), recognized 27 school attendance programs as model SARBS for efforts to improve attendance and reduce dropout rates.

This program identifies and recognizes school attendance improvement programs that review chronic absentee data at the district or county level—outstanding and innovative programs that will serve as models for other SARBs in the state. For more information on effective practices, see the 2015 SARB Handbook.

The model SARBs, along with their chairpersons, who can act as mentors for other SARBs in the state are:

Awards were presented to successful Model SARB Recognition Program applicants at the annual CASCWA State Conference on April 19, 2017, in Tahoe City, California.