If the kids have good attendance, the city of Buffalo will give out iPads and $150 gift cards to the students and parents, if mayor Byron Brown has his way.

If the initiative passes in the budget, parents who send their kids to school and receive good attendance marks OR students who have shown great "improvement" will in turn get a $150 gift card and the student will receive a tablet. The idea, which has yet to be passed into the budget, will cost about $60,000.

Mayor Byron Brown said:

"Our children can't learn if they aren't in school. This is a strategy to partner with our Buffalo public schools to focus on the importance of attendance, and to reward those with good attendance so behavior can be modeled and to encourage improved attendance," according to WGRZ.