Jefferson County Public Schools

Local/Regional News
9:19 am
Tue April 23, 2013

State's Largest School District Approves Resolution To Raise Dropout Age

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Jefferson County Board of Education has voted in favor of a resolution calling for an increase in the dropout age.

The Courier-Journal reports the board voted on the measure that supports raising the dropout age to 18 despite concerns from member Linda Duncan that it wouldn't "cure out-of-control kids and keep them in school."

A formal vote on the issue won't come until July, and the policy wouldn't go into effect until the 2015-16 school year.

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