Herald-Leader: Vote delayed on bill to raise drop-out age

Supporters of legislation that would raise the school dropout age are trying to tamp down concerns that the bill would cause unfunded mandates and lead to more students cruising to “completion” rather than graduation.

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear was among those who testified before the House Education Committee Tuesday in favor of the legislation, House Bill 301. The latest version of that bill would raise the high school dropout age from 16 to 17 starting with the graduating class of 2017 and to 18 for those in the class of 2018 and beyond. Herald-Leader, February 9, 2010