The Kentucky General Assembly goes back into session tomorrow morning and one bill that’s made the rounds the last several years will be on the docket again.
The so-called “dropout bill” would raise the minimum high school dropout age from 16 to 18 years old. Many states have already made the move and 8th District State Representative John Tilley says he has always supported Kentucky jumping on board.
Ninth District State Representative Myron Dossett says he’d like to see the students stay in school until they are 18 as well, but he wants school systems to offer more job skill programs for students who are not interested in college to prepare them for the real world.
The legislators made the comments at Saturday’s League of Women Voters legislative preview breakfast.