Schools are starting to offer rewards to kids, like iPods and cash, just to get them to show up for class.
The Camden, N.J. school district will pay some kids $100 if they sign a pledge promising not to skip.
A California district teamed up with a local car dealership and holds a raffle at the end of the year for a new car. Only kids who make all 180 days of school can win.
Some experts think it's a good idea, since skipping school is a pre-curser to dropping out of school, and it's gotten out of hand lately. In D.C. thirteen percent of high school kids missed at least 15 days of school last year without a valid excuse.
On the other side, other critics believe daily attendance should be an expectation, and districts should not have to resort to bribery to get kids to class.
Still, others say students can't be reached unless districts get them in the building.