Students in Nebraska schools would not be able to drop out until they turn 18, under a bill set for a legislative hearing.
Lexington Sen. John Wightman has introduced a measure (LB996)
that would require school attendance for students until they
graduate, turn 18, or complete a private education program.
Wightman will present his measure Monday to the Legislature's
The bill repeals an exception in state law that allows children
who have reached the age of 16 to drop out of school with written
consent from a parent or guardian.
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