What is CASCWA?

CASCWA is an organization comprised of school and community professionals who are dedicated to improving school climate, safety, and increasing school attendance. We create a network of professional support, mentors and educators, and we influence relevant legislation and advocate for the needs of students, families, and schools.

Our organization includes four regional sections of California: Bay Area , Delta-Sierra , San Joaquin Valley and Southern California.

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CASCWA Featured Member

Dr. Ammar Saheli
Executive Board Vice President



Official Publication of CASCWA

Current Issue- June 2014


Past Editions of the INTERCOM



Jeni Mendel's CWA

Articles of interest to all CWA's


Sherman Garnett & Associates


Guidelines on Discipline, Due Process, Suspension & Expulsion Handbook


Guidelines on Student Records Handbook



A CWA Must Have

California Laws: Minors,  Pamphlet


46th Edition - 2014

Compiled by PHIL KAUBLE, former CASCWA State President, topics include attendance, discipline,
rights of students, due process, student records, delinquency, special education and many more.

Nearly 900 pages contain references to over 1,400 code sections. Order today.



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CASCWA Membership Advantages

The issues faced by Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance personnel are represented by a legislative liaison at ACSA meetings, as well as representation on CAPSO, SARB and other organizations throughout the state.

Links are being established with the State Department of Education, Attorney General's Office, and the State Legislator's. These links provide CASCWA with an ear at the highest level of our state government.

The networking opportunities provided by CASCWA allows professionals to expand their knowledge of programs and services being offered in other parts of the state thus enriching the program alternatives they might present to their own students. Networking also provides a personal support system for Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance personnel. CASCWA prides itself on the quality of the personal relationships that develop between members.

CASCWA is a professional organization run by Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance practitioners for Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance personnel. We welcome, however, graduate students and others interested in the field

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Introducing CASCWA

CASCWA is the only state organization that
focus on the needs of the Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance personnel.

CASCWA offers the opportunity for like-minded professionals to develop a personal support network.

CASCWA offers the opportunity for professional growth.

CASCWA offers representation on the state scene.



1. Keep up-to-date on education issues, trends, and findings.

2. “Ask –The-Expert” questions about CWA and receive answers from our “Experts.”

3. Participate in professional development workshops throughout the state.

4. Receive legislative updates related to CWA issues.

5. Provide scholarships for students-at-risk.

6. Influence the profession by collaborating with other organizations.

7. Develop your leadership skills.

8. Improve the educational success of all students.

9. Receive the “Intercom,” the official newsletter.


..... NETWORK! .....NETWORK! .....NETWORK!


2015 CASCWA State Conference

April 22, 23 & 24, 2015

"Blazing New Trails to Cultivate Student Success"

Hosted by the Bay Section of CASCWA

Conference Details Page


Silverado Resort - Napa, CA

Registration Coming Soon

As you look ahead with optimism and enthusiasm and start to plan your training and travel budgets for 2014-15. keep in mind the 2015 CASCWA STATE CONFERENCE IN NAPA! This event will occur from April, 22 &24, 2015, at the beautiful Silverado Resort in Napa.

Bay Section’s Conference Committee chose the Silverado for its beautiful indoor meeting space, wonderful outdoor venues, and location in the heart of the Napa Valley. Our Conference Committee is now hard at work to build an outstanding program and provide opportunities for that famous CASCWA networking. As the school year grinds on and maybe some of that optimism and enthusiasm begins to wane, look forward to Napa, 2015.

Stay tuned for further details as they become available. Please click on our DVD to help you visualize yourself, with your colleagues, in Napa, 2015!

Alan Del Simone
2015 State Conference Chair

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Introducing CASCWA


2013-14 CASCWA Student Scholarship Applications

Bay Section Scholarship Award $500
Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2014

Delta Sierra Section - Richard C. Davis Scholarship Award $500
Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

San Joaquin Section- Anthony Brucia Success Scholarship Award $500
Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Southern Section Scholarship Award $500
Deadline: Thursday, April 24, 2014


2013-14 CASCWA Professional Development

Registration Form

Registration Form


Registration Form - Coming Soon


2013-14 CWA Professional Developments



Lozano Smith Series

- "What's New in Student Discipline?"

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Flyer with Course Descriptions

Registeration Info


July, 2014

Safe Schools Conference

Garden Grove, CA

Flyer & Registration

2014 CASCWA Legislative Update

CASCWA Legislative Update
Synopsis of bills that the governor has signed

Dr. Tony Shah ,North Legislative Representative, CASCWA
Jeni Mendel, South Legislative Representative, CASCWA


CASCWA Recommends:

5th Annual Safe Schools Conference
July 30-August 1, 2014

Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort

Anaheim, CA

Learn about the critical issues schools will be facing and cost effective strategies to deal with these same issues. The conference will discuss the direct link between school safety, learning, attendance, and higher test scores.

Flyer and Registration Form


Child Welfare and Attendance Specialization Program
Summer 2014 - Point Loma Nazarine University

Informational Flyer


Digital Flipbook: Truancy Prevention publication in Kings and Tulare Counties

English Version
Spanish Version


After A Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

SPRC Flyer

PAST Professional Developments

School Attendance Review Board new

A Road Map for Improved School Attendance and Behavior

Prepared by the State School Attendance Review Board (State SARB)

Published by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS)

2012 SARB Handbook (174 pages in .pf)

or, Printed Version Mw/ CD - Order Form

Hope You Attended

2014 CASCWA State Conference

May 7, 8 & 9, 2014

"Building a Better World One Student at a Time"

Hosted by the San Joaquin Section of CASCWA

Tachi Hotel Resort - Lemoore, CA

Past "Conference Details" Page


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 Updated 04-02-14