Dropout Age

2013 KY General Assembly
7:57 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Kentucky Dropout Age Debate Continues

The debate over the Kentucky law allowing 16 year olds to drop out of high school with parental permission is coming up again in this year's legislative session. Gov. Steve Beshear and his wife, Jane, along with a bevy of education officials, say lawmakers should support a bill that would gradually raise the legal dropout age from 16 to 18. It has failed in past sessions.

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3:53 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

School Dropout Age Among Board of Education Legislative Priorities

The state Board of Education has approved its legislative priorities for the 2013 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, and among the issues that will go before lawmakers is raising the school dropout age to 18.

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