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KY Governor expected to sign bill on Monday that prevents students from dropping out before 18

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Governor Steve Beshear expects to sign a bill on Monday that would keep students in school longer.

Nolan Masteller is a junior at Apollo High School.

He says that he is already researching and preparing to apply to college.

He says he wants to become an electrician.

Different classes at his high school have helped him find his passion.

"We study different things from construction to welding and you can learn a lot of basics on that trade," says Masteller.

Governor Beshear is expected to sign a bill on Monday that would keep students from dropping out of high school before the age of 18.

The bill also requires schools to have programs in place for students who are at risk of not finishing school.

Masteller says the bill will help students further their education.

"They actually have to finish high school," says Masteller. "So later on when they are in the work force they will have reliable places and an education to get a better job."

Governor Beshear says 6,000 students in the state drop out before their 18th birthday every year.

Jessica Nalley is a junior at the Triplett School and says the bill can only have a positive impact.

"There are a lot of kids that are just dropping out for dumb reasons because they don't like to go to school or it's too much time for them," says Nalley.

It would take effect at the start of the 2015 school year.

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