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