Raising the Compulsory Attendance Age in Kentucky

Published: 7/7/2017 1:16 PM

Kentucky Senate Bill 97, raising the compulsory attendance age to 18, was passed by the Kentucky General Assembly Spring of 2013 session. While there was a rolling implementation date that districts determined for themselves, SB 97 will be effective for all districts starting with school year 2017-18. 
$10,000 planning & implementation grants were made available for all districts to prepare for implementation of this policy.  These funds must be spent for identification or intervention of students at risk for dropping out and shall be spent in accordance with KRS 158.146 (http://www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/158-00/146.PDF) and 704 KAR 7:070 (http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/704/007/070.htm).

Christina Weeter
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Student Success
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Frankfort, KY 40601
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