KY schools can earn grant for raising dropout age

Kentucky school districts can earn a $10,000 grant, if they are one of the first 57 school districts to raise their dropout age from 16 to 18. Kentucky education commissioner Terry Holliday says the money is already in the department's budget. Kentucky's legislature passed a bill this year that allows local districts to decide if they want to raise the age, but a provision states once 55 percent of districts make the decision to increase the age, then the change will be made statewide within four years.