Governor 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. Gov. Beshear honored representatives from each district with an official Certificate of Recognition for their swift action in adopting the new policy.
Superintendent Strong, Board Chair Mark Ross, and Senior Counselor Karen Delaney attended on behalf of Pendleton County Schools.