And lots of kids caught bunking off are actually with their parents, which is why the Government wants to crack down on mums and dads.
The fines will work a bit like parking tickets - your parents must either stump up the cash or go to court to argue their case.
It's not been decided yet how much the fines would be.
But some teachers' groups think it's a bad idea, and that dishing out fines shouldn't be part of a head teacher's job.
Parents can already be sent to prison if their kids constantly skive school.