New drop-out law takes effect in Kentucky

New drop-out law takes effect in Kentucky

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - The school drop-out age is being raised from 16 to 18 in Kentucky.

That means some students who legally left the education system will now have to return to school.

Now, school administrators are tasked with trying to track down kids and bring them back.

We spoke with a parent who was in favor of the new law.  He says the importance of education can't be stressed enough.

"I think overall it's a good thing," said Clifton Krahwinkel.  "I think that all the children whether they realize it or not need to get the best education they can. Typically, I'm not for big government, but I think this is probably a good decision."

Union County school officials tell us they are in the process of tracking down students.

Administrators say they will be flexible and work around a juvenile's work schedule.

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