Kentucky schools seek to help graduates pay for college

Officials with a public school district in Kentucky say they are trying to develop an initiative that would help high school graduates pay for college.

JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio tells WAVE-TV the district wants to start a program called Louisville Promise. The program would provide graduates a two-year scholarship for an associate’s degree program in the state of Kentucky.

He said the aim is to remove any major barriers that would keep students from attending college. Pollio said officials are collaborating with the city, non-profit organizations and foundations and they hope to start the offering the initiative to the class of 2020.