OHIO CO., KY (WFIE) - The dropout age in Kentucky goes from 16 to 18 in most school districts on Wednesday.
The new law means some students who legally left the education system will now have to go back to school.
Some school administrators say the law will be hard to enforce.
But local school districts like Ohio County Public Schools support the new law.
"I think education is a corner stone in anybody's life," said JD Meyer, an Owensboro resident. "I think it's a building block, but I believe the education provided in the classroom setting with your peers is very vital."
Some administrators in Kentucky say schools could file charges and take a student's parents to court if they don't follow the new law.