Federal education funds are best used to educate. Absenteeism is best combated by locking up the child with the patents over the weekend. If one parent is out of the area, lock them up wherever they are. The other solution is to put the in a required public works program like raking leaves and mowing parks and school property then snow removal in the winter. It won’t take long to figure out that school attendance is a better alternative. I’m sure there are retired military personnel who could oversee a program like this.