High Achievers Early Graduation, Other Bills Out of Committee

Frankfort, KY – A Senate bill allowing early high school graduation for Kentucky students who meet strict academic requirements now has House Education Committee approval. Senate Education Committee Chairman Ken Winters is the bill's primary sponsor.

"I feel deeply that we owe those young people that are aggressive about their future, and want to move on at an accelerated level, then we need to provide that option for them."

A committee amendment tacked to the bill would allow the Kentucky Lottery to mention in its advertising that lottery proceeds benefit education. Current law prohibits that. The amended bill advances to the House floor.