compulsory school attendance

120 School Districts Honored at “Graduate Kentucky” Celebration

Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday honored school boards across Kentucky that raced to adopt the new “Graduate Kentucky” standard, keeping students in school until they earn a high school diploma or turn 18. To date, 120 Kentucky local boards of education have voted to raise the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18.  [...]

By |2021-01-07T16:44:53-05:00August 8, 2013|

Upcoming school year shaping up to be a busy one

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday The 2013-14 school year is upon us, and one thing is certain: It’s going to be an exciting and busy school year for Kentucky public school students, educators and parents. Many new and continuing initiatives will require the time and attention of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), school districts, schools and educators. All [...]

By |2020-01-28T11:50:00-05:00August 6, 2013|

‘Blitz to 96’ a success; age 18 policy to be implemented statewide

Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday yesterday commended school boards across Kentucky that raced to adopt the new “Graduate Kentucky” standard, keeping students in school until they earn a high school diploma or turn 18. Just two weeks after they could vote to raise the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18, 96 school [...]

By |2018-12-05T15:29:59-05:00July 11, 2013|

Board resolution urges early adoption of dropout age increase

At its meeting yesterday, the Kentucky Board of Education and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday urged local school boards to “be courageous” and adopt a policy to raise the compulsory school attendance age to 18 effective in the 2015-16 school year. The state board approved a resolution encouraging districts to be early adopters of the policy, “in order to send a strong [...]

By |2013-04-10T15:03:08-04:00April 11, 2013|

Gov. Beshear signs long-awaited graduation bill

Calling it “one of my most satisfying acts as Governor,” Gov. Steve Beshear this week signed into law the Graduation Bill (Senate Bill 97), which will keep Kentucky students enrolled in school until they turn 18. Gov. Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear have joined educators and child advocates to fight for this bill’s passage for the past five legislative [...]

By |2013-03-21T09:28:59-04:00March 21, 2013|

The cost of not raising compulsory school attendance

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Twenty-six million dollars is a big number. That is the amount some are estimating it will cost Kentucky taxpayers to raise the compulsory school attendance age from 16 to 18. I and the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) have counted such a change as a top priority in past legislative sessions. The 2012 session [...]

By |2020-01-28T12:00:01-05:00February 7, 2012|
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