(Frankfort, Ky.) - The State of Kentucky is poised to raise the high school dropout age to 18.
On Sunday, Governor Steve Beshear announced his plans to sign Senate Bill 97 into law during a ceremony Monday.
Currently, Kentucky students are only required to stay in school until they are 16. The bill allows each school district to decide whether to raise the dropout age to 18.
Once 55 percent of Kentucky school districts officially adopt the new dropout age, it will be mandatory statewide.