Stay in school and stay off drugs. That's the message Governor Rick Perry sent to Lubbock kids. On Friday Perry visited Cooper Junior high school students. The governor announced the Texas Education Agency will dedicate $5 million to help keep kids in school.
The grant will provide up to $500,000 to school districts with higher than average dropout rates. "The road to success is paved through our schools and the road to success is paved through education," says Governor Perry.
The new program will be federally funded. Perry says he hopes this new dropout prevention plan will send a clear message to young students to never give up.