CWA Publications

  • Los Angeles County Office of Education Publications
    • Directory of Services Brochure with pricing information on the Education Guide to section below.
    • Educators Guide to:
      • School Attendance: The Truancy Toolbox (2008)
        • The “Truancy Toolbox” is a compilation of related laws from the California State Legislature, to address the problem of truancy in kindergarten through grade twelve. The “Toolbox” also includes pertinent forms and documents that would be useful to the SARB practitioner.
        • DVD available as well
      • California Suspension and Expulsion Process, 2009 Revised Edition
        • Formerly known as “Suspension and Expulsion Codes” – compilation of California codes on suspension, expulsion and related laws. Includes practical guidelines and sample notices and forms in both English and Spanish.
      • California Custody, Residency and Enrollment Issues
        • Formerly known as “Custody and Residency Issues Related to Minors.” A complete guide to custody and residency issues. Answers often asked questions about foster care, emancipation, removing pupils from campus, types of custody, guardianship, name changes, and foreign student issues. Can be used as both a resource and as a staff training tool. Guide also includes sample forms.
      • Student Records
        • Formerly known as “Pupil Records: Administrative Guidelines.” The most complete and up-to-date publication available on pupil records. Includes definitions, access, transfer, maintenance, and destruction of pupil records. Addresses the most often asked questions about pupil records. Includes a comprehensive appendix of federal and state laws, and sample policies.
      • Legislative Updates
        • A summary of new laws affecting pupil services practitioners in California public schools. Addresses new laws relating to school administration, pupil services, special education, and child welfare and attendance. Provides practitioner’s guidance for board policy, notification, appropriation and mandated cost.
      • Referral Guide to Homeless Education
        • The purpose of this guide is to provide a starting point for identifying sources of help for homeless children, youth and families, and for strengthening collaboration among service providers in L.A.’s Referral Network.
      • Section 504
    • Teaching Alternative Behaviors Schoolwide (TABS)
      • A resource guide to prevent discipline problems. This document was developed by the Safe Schools Center, Los Angeles County Office of Education, in collaboration with California Department of Education and California State University at Los Angeles, to assist school personnel in addressing student discipline in a comprehensive manner.
    • Classroom Management: A California Resource Guide
      • The purpose of this Resource Guide is to describe classroom management programs that work effectively to prevent future occurrence of antisocial behavior problems in the classroom.
    • Gang Violence Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Schools
      • This publication provides teachers, administrators, psychologists, counselors and parents with proven strategies to address gang-related behaviors.
    • Managing a School Crisis (SEMS)
      • SEMS is a management model used to centralize, organize and coordinate your school’s response to an emergency crisis. This model facilitates the flow of information and resources, the use of standardized terminology and assignments, while allowing you flexibility to expand or contract your operations depending on the scope of the incident.
    • The Mental Health Crisis Team
      • The Mental Health Crisis Team is a vital component of school crisis management. This model presents information about Mental Health Team organization and activities consistent with the Standardized Emergency System. The book contains job descriptions, organization charts, and procedures for requesting mutual assistance from other schools.
    • Bridges to Success Newsletter