In enacting this article it is the intent of the Legislature to encourage school districts and county offices of education maintaining any classes in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to adopt pupil attendance policies based on the active involvement of parents, pupils, teachers, administrators, other personnel, and community members which include proposals and procedures for the following:
(a) Notifying parents of pupil absences, including notification of parents on the day of each absence.
(b) Increasing parent and pupil awareness of the importance of regular pupil attendance.
(c) Auditing and accountability of pupil attendance.
(d) Staff development for certificated and classified personnel.
(e) Alternative learning programs designed to respond to the different ways pupils learn, such as independent study.
(f) Joint efforts between law enforcement and schools, such as school level attendance review teams and periodic efforts to return truant pupils to school.
(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1329, Sec. 10.)