TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas House members are preparing to take up a bill designed to inform high school dropouts about other means of continuing their education once they leave school.
The legislation would require 16- and 17-year-old dropouts to be given information about alternatives to a traditional high school diploma, such as a general educational development credential, or GED.
The proposal originally required those quitting school to enroll in a GED or other alternative program. But a House committee amended the bill so that students must be informed of their options during their final counseling session before dropping out.
There was no opposition to the amended proposal.