Legislation would raise dropout age to 18
By Ben Fields, Huntington Herald-Dispatch
CHARLESTON — West Virginia high school dropout rates are getting lower, but the state still exceeds the national average, prompting legislation to raise the compulsory attendance age for the second time in the past four years.
In 2011, the age before a student could drop out was raised from 16 to 17.
House Bill 2123 would raise the compulsory attendance age to 18....