Gov. Urges Remaining Ky. School Districts to Increase Dropout Age

Jul 17, 2013

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is urging remaining school districts to be proactive in increasing the minimum dropout age from sixteen to eighteen.

So far, 105 school districts have voluntarily approved the policy change. 

The administration offered a 10-thousand-dollar  incentive to the first 96 school districts to adopt the change.

The remaining districts have until the 15-16 school year to implement the law’s provisions, but the governor says early implementation will benefit more students faster.