School districts across Kentucky are being encouraged to raise their minimum dropout age from 16 to 18 and one local superintendent says he favors the concept.
Todd County Schools Superintendent Wayne Benningfield says he favors the concept of raising the minimum dropout age, he just wants to be sure there is support in place to help the students who do would drop out to find a successful path in their academic careers.
Benningfield says 16 is far too young to make such a drastic decision to quit school and believes raising the dropout age is the way to go, ultimately.
The state Board of Education is now offering financial grant incentives to the first 57 school districts that raise their dropout age. Once more than half of the school systems have done so, the minimum age will change statewide.