BURGIN - State Rep. Jack Coleman and a young man who is a beneficiary of one of the laws Coleman worked to get passed in the Legislature were honored Wednesday night by the Burgin Board of Education.
Coleman chose not to seek re-election to the Kentucky General Assembly and is ending his 14 years as the representative of the 55th District. The district will be represented by Milward Dedman at the beginning of the year ahead.
In the turbulent legislative session that ended earlier this year without lawmakers passing a state budget, two education bills promoted by Burgin School Superintendent Richard Webb and Harrodsburg School Superintendent H.M. Snodgrass and sponsored by Coleman were approved by the legislature.
House Bill 178 addresses school drop-out statistics and provides for a student's successful completion of the General Education Development Program. If the student completes the program within one year of leaving school, that student is not counted as a dropout in school drop-out statistics.