California School System Provides GPS Trackers To School Skippers
Each student with a tracker also gets a coach who calls them at least three times per week to see how things are going. The school district feels that kids who skip class are way more likely to join a gang or otherwise get into trouble, so keeping them in the classroom is good for a number of reasons. The good news is that this is a volunteer program, and it's designed to teach better habits rather than to feel like punishment.
It's still quite odd, and will likely take some getting used to. Obviously, not everyone is totally supportive of the measure, but we have to ask: if your kid was skipping class constantly, would you want something like this in his/her pocket?