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Since Gov. Steve Beshear signed the graduation bill (Senate Bill 97) in March, each school district has the option of raising the high school dropout age from 16 to 18 years old.
Eventually, the entire state will be forced to adopt the change, but Washington County High School Principal Paul Terrell would like to see his district to be among the first to take action.
“My hope is that as soon as we can, we make the change,” he said. “We need to move in that direction as quickly as we can, so students won’t have the option to drop out at 16.”
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