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Board votes to raise dropout age to 18

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By Leslie Moore

The Taylor County School Board voted unanimously to raise the dropout age from 16 to 18 at its regular meeting last Tuesday.

"To be honest with you," Superintendent Roger Cook said, "It's a no-brainer and not an issue for us because we never have dropouts anyway. I won't let them drop out."

Cook said he disagrees with superintendents who call raising the dropout age an unfunded mandate.


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