4.1.7 District Attorney Referrals

District Attorney Referrals

Parents/guardians and students who fail to follow SARB directives or attend SARB meetings may be referred to the District Attorney’s office to be prosecuted for violation of California’s Compulsory Education law (CA Penal Code 272, CA Education Code 48293).  The California Education and Penal codes provide for serious consequences if convicted.

A violation of CA Penal Code 272 is a misdemeanor and can result in up to a year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500 for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

A violation of CA Education Code 48293 is an infraction and provides for fines of up to $500.


This page was last updated on October 30, 2020