By: CBS4 Newsroom
One Illinois school district is going the extra mile to keep kids in school. Galesburg's truancy officers are making home visits.
They can give $75 tickets to parents whose kids have multiple absences. In some cases outreach workers have walked into meth houses and been threatened while trying to get kids to school.
Galesburg school officials say the anti-truancy program is paying for itself by bringing in state funding tied to attendance.