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Special-called meeting to approve dropout age policy

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By The Staff

The school board approved a first reading of numerous policy and procedure updates, including an increase in dropout age policy.
The board approved a first reading of a policy update that would increase the required age of enrollment from 16 to 18 by the 2015-2016 school year. The policy would become mandatory anyway if 55 percent of Kentucky school districts approved the increase in the dropout age, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said.
Kentucky school districts that give final approval for the dropout age policy can be eligible for a $10,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Education. School districts could begin applying for this grant June 25.
Mitchell said the board will likely hold a special-called meeting to approve the second reading of all policy and procedure updates in order to be eligible to apply for the $10,000 grant.