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Child Welfare & Attendance

The department of Child Welfare & Attendance supports students and families, oversees student attendance, pupil enrollment, discipline procedures, alternative education placements, and student transfers. Our department combines knowledge of education laws and counseling services to resolve issues regarding school attendance, student discipline, campus safety, and programs for at-risk youth.

What's new!

L.A. Opportunity youth Collaborative news!

We are proud to introduce our partnership with CareSolace!  CareSolace is committed to providing a simple, fast, and safe tool for accessing mental health resources for our students, their families, and our community.  If you, or someone you know, is in need of mental health resources, click the slide below to enter the CareSolace website. 

The Foster Youth Network

Children s RightsLast year, the Azusa Unified School District partnered with the Alliance for Children's Rights in participation of the Foster Youth Network.  The Foster Youth Network is a partnership between local school districts that collaborate to better track and help our local foster youth.  The program is designed to help improve education outcomes for children in foster care. 

To read more about the Alliance for Children's Rights and learn more about foster care please visit their website by clicking their logo. 


Azusa Unified School District (AUSD) works to prepare students for responsible citizenship by fostering self-discipline and a sense of personal responsibility.   We believe that high expectations for student behavior, effective classroom management and parent involvement can minimize the need for discipline.  Our staff uses preventive measures and positive conflict-resolution techniques whenever possible.  When discipline is used, it is in a manner that helps students correct their behavior without intentionally creating an adverse effect on their learning or health. 


When misconduct occurs, our staff attempt to identify and address the causes of the student's behavior. Continually disruptive students may be assigned to alternative programs, such as counseling or alternative educational settings, in accordance with law, Board policy and administrative regulation.


At all times, the safety of students and staff is our first priority in determining appropriate discipline.


For more information, please visit the following link for information on our Discipline Board Policies


Learn more about how we are reducing suspensions by using Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS).

Contact Us

Phone:     626-858-6168
Fax:   626-858-6538

Garry Creel,

Yvette Valdez,

Maria Mejia,
Coordinator & Outreach Consultant 

Diana Ochoa,
Records Technician 

Magdalena Borjon,

Claudia Brown Coulter,
Teacher On Special Assignment for PBIS

Alicia Torres-Sharp,
Student & Family Support Specialist

Tom Lassalette,
Independent Study Program (ISP) Instructor

Irma Frias,
ISP Aide