StudentsFRANKFORT, Ky. (3/11/13) – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced today, March 11, 2013, that students in the state of Kentucky under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed to drop out of school.

The following is Governor Beshear’s and Lady Jane Beshear’s statement on this new law.

“Today is a very good day – for our schools, for our students, and for the future workforce of our Commonwealth.  The newly-passed Graduation Bill (SB97) will keep students in school until they turn 18.  In Kentucky alone, 6,000 students drop out before their 18th birthday every year.  As a result of SB97, that number will soon be nothing more than a historical footnote.  

Today, our legislators voted to stop allowing these students to jeopardize their future, and to stop costing Kentucky taxpayers millions of dollars in jails and social services.  This bill will help to break the cycle of poverty, close the revolving door of prison and improve the quality of life for all Kentuckians.

We are deeply grateful to the General Assembly for working together to forge a successful agreement to keep our kids in school.   We especially thank Rep. Jeff Greer and Sen. David Givens for their efforts and their willingness to seek out a compromise on this bill, as well as Sen. Jimmy Higdon, Rep. Reggie Meeks, Rep. Carl Rollins and Sen. Mike Wilson for their continued support.  We look forward to finally signing this bill.”  

SurfKY News
Information provided by the office of Gov. Steve Beshear
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

DCSO Congratulates Retirees

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (7/30/15) — The Daviess County Sheriff's Office would like to announce that after more than 80 plus… Read More
1 DOW 17,671.29
-80.10 (-0.45%)    
2 S&P 2,099.90
-8.67 (-0.41%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,089.14
-22.60 (-0.44%)    

Most Read This Week

July 27, 2015 5302

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3670

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2165

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 2032

Family Needs Help in Paying 18-Year-Old's Funeral…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1996

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19565

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15761

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 29, 2015 1996

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1949

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impede WKP Travel

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1581

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1130

PPD Warns Public: Beware of Facebook Scam

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 905

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 872

Local Teen Cited on Charges for Alleged…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 855

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 657

Yeti Spotted at Hanson Pharmacy

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 654

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – July 29,…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 617

Muhlenberg County Head Start Preschool Program…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News