Community Engagement Board Resources

We’ve put together a library of resources to help you get your board started and operating!

Truancy Laws/Attendance Rules and Recommendations:

Racial Equity:

Sample Equity Statement

The Community Engagement Board (CEB) is committed to providing support and guidance that is meaningful and appropriate for each individual student and their family. The CEB recognizes that significant disparities in educational opportunities and outcomes exist among students based on socioeconomic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality or immigration status, special needs, religion, family background and other considerations. The Board is committed to considering all factors that may impact the student’s attendance and success in school, and provide recommendations that are culturally appropriate, equitable, and achievable by the student and family.

ACES and Trauma Informed Training opportunities and resources:

Additional Materials & Resources:

Community Engagement Board Checklist

Important items to review with your board members


  • Did you schedule the board for a time that is convenient for all members including the student and family?

  • If the parent/guardian needed interpretive services, were you able to contact the family to let them know who will be providing the services?

  • Do you have a plan if the student does not attend with a parent/guardian or vice versa?

  • Were you able to gather information to determine what are some of the barriers keeping the student from school? This can be helpful in collecting resources for the student and parent/guardian prior to the CEB.

  • If the student has an IEP/504 were you able to consult with their IEP/504 team prior to the CEB?

  • Were you able to review resources and information with your members prior the meeting?

The CEB Meeting

  • Provide the family with an introduction. Be sure to explain the Becca Law and the truancy process. Let them know why they are now at this point in the process.

  • Introduce your board members to the student and family. Ask if they are comfortable with the members present.

  • Make sure that you explain confidentiality to the student and family.

  • Remember to have recommendations and referrals for the family that are doable and reasonable for them.

  • Make certain that the purpose of your CEB is positive with the purpose of re-engagement.

  • Make sure the student and family have the necessary resources and contact information.

Post CEB

  • Identify who will provide follow up with the student and family post CEB.

  • Decide if you want the family to come back for a follow up.

  • Confirm with you board members the upcoming board meeting dates and times.