54 Kentucky districts raise dropout age to 18 in first 48 hours of new law

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Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's office says 54 school districts have increased the dropout age from 16 to 18 since the new state law took effect Tuesday.

The adoption of a new dropout age is voluntary until 55 percent of Kentucky's school districts adopt the new policy. After 96 districts have approved the new dropout age, the remaining districts must comply within four years.

As an incentive, the state is also offering $10,000 grants to the first 57 districts that adopt the new dropout age.

A list of school districts that have adopted the new dropout age is below.

Barren County Schools

Bell County Schools

 

Bowling Green Independent

Boyd County Schools

Boyle County Schools

Breathitt County Schools

Bullitt County Schools

Burgin Independent

Christian County Schools

Corbin Independent

Danville Independent

Dawson Springs Independent

Dayton Independent

Elizabethtown Independent

Elliot County Schools

Erlanger-Elsmere Schools

Floyd County Schools

Fulton Independent

Garrard County Schools

Green County Schools

Hardin County Schools

Hart County Schools

 

Hazard Independent

Henry County Schools

Hopkins County Schools

Jackson Independent

Johnson County Schools

LaRue County Schools

Lawrence County Schools

Leslie County Schools

Logan County Schools

Marshall County Schools

Mayfield Independent Schools

McCracken County Schools

Menifee County Schools

Mercer County Schools

Metcalfe County Schools

Montgomery County Schools

Morgan County Schools

 

Murray Independent

Nicholas County Schools

Owsley County Schools

Paducah Independent

Powell County Schools

Pulaski County Schools

Rowan County Schools

Russell Independent

Simpson County Schools

Taylor County Schools

Union County Schools

Warren County Schools

Washington County Schools

Williamsburg Independent

Wolfe County Schools

 

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