Several weeks ago on KROE'S Public Pulse program, Sheridan County School District Two Superintendent Craig Dougherty proposed the idea of not allowing students who dropout of high school to have driving privileges. Dougherty says that the idea is an out-of-the box approach to help curb the escalating dropout rate.
Dougherty says that the statistics regarding dropouts and their success rate in society is one that needs to be considered by our State Legislators.
Dougherty points out that along with the education factor, school can provide many forms of support for a teen that may be going through some tough times.
Dougherty said that the Governor in the state of Texas has implemented this plan and that School District Two will study how it works out for them before bringing the idea back to our legislators.
The topic is also this week's Bank of Sheridan poll question at sheridanmedia.com, where you can vote and leave a comment or discuss the topic in depth. Be sure to tune in to Friday's edition of Public Pulse on News/Talk 930 KROE to hear the results of the poll.