Base number is met to officially raise Kentucky's minimum dropout age
The number of school districts needed to increase the state dropout age to 18 has now been reached. This achievement will require all districts to comply with the new law. The age will now increase from 16 to 18. Governor Steve Beshear made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon, that 96 districts had decided to raise the age to 18 over a period of 4 years. A law included a provision that forces all schools to adhere to the change once 55 percent of the states school districts had signed on.