A Wyoming school district plans to re-open an isolated school to serve a single student entering kindergarten this fall, reports the AP. The Cozy Hollow School, about 60 miles north of Laramie, already has a modular classroom but it hasn't been used for about a decade. It will be the second one-student school in the Albany County School District. They're only a few miles apart, but connecting roads are impassable much of the winter.
Wyoming law requires on-site education for isolated students when it's impossible to transport them to other schools. The district tried live-streaming classes for isolated students but it didn't work well, especially for young children. District officials say it will cost about $150,000 combined to educate the two students next school year. But the Laramie Boomerang reports that the Cozy Hollow School's number will soon be growing: The entering student has a younger sibling who will start school in two years.
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