- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A bill that would raise the school dropout age from 16 to 17 is advancing in the state House of Representatives.

Representatives gave their initial approval Tuesday and Wednesday to House Bill 198. It needs to pass one more floor vote before it can advance to the state Senate.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the bill would require public school students to attend classes until they are 17 or have completed the 11th grade.

That is an increase from the current requirement that blocks them from dropping out until they are 16 or have completed the 10th grade.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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