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2008 House Bill 294: Addressing high school dropout rates
Introduced by Rep. Frank Rasche (D) on January 15, 2008 To set as a goal that no school shall have a dropout rate exceeding 4% by 2010 and giving schools with the highest dropout rates and highest number of dropouts priority in receiving dropout prevention program grants.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on January 17, 2008
Reported in the House on January 29, 2008 Favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar.
Passed 93 to 1 in the House on January 31, 2008.
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To set as a goal that no school shall have a dropout rate exceeding 4% by 2010 and giving schools with the highest dropout rates and highest number of dropouts priority in receiving dropout prevention program grants.
Received in the Senate on February 1, 2008
Referred to the House Education Committee on February 6, 2008
Reported in the Senate on February 21, 2008 Favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar.
Amendment offered by Sen. R.J. Palmer, II (D) on February 21, 2008 To change the compulsory school age from 16 to 18.
Amendment offered by Sen. Julian Carroll (D) on March 6, 2008 To direct that no school will have an annual dropout rate that exceeds one percent (1%) per grade per year and that the department must annually report to the public the number and percentage of students who enroll in the ninth grade but who do not complete the twelfth grade.
Amendment offered by Sen. Julian Carroll (D) on March 6, 2008 To direct the Kentucky Department of Education to report annually to the public the number and percentage of students who enroll in the ninth grade but who do not complete the twelfth grade.
Amendment offered by Sen. Richard L. Roeding (R) on March 6, 2008 To direct Department of Education to reserve 25 percent of available dropout funds to reward schools that have reduced the dropout rate by 50 percent over the previous three-year period.

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