The Kentucky House Committee on Education approved a bill raising the high school drop out rate age from 16 to 18.
HCS Superintendent Dr. Thomas Richey says he thinks the bill is a good idea, one that would require some additional funds from the state.
"There have been so many, just new opportunities. So many doors have opened," Powell said.
The bill now moves on to the house for further consideration. If it passes, Kentucky students would be required to stay in school until age 17 as of July 2017 and until age 18 as of July 2018.
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