Introducing the World's Loneliest Kindergartener

Wyoming is opening a 1-kid school in the fall; actually its second
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 24, 2019 8:10 AM CST
Wyoming Opening a 1-Kid School
Cash Keeler 5, and Riley Myers, 5, board their bus to their first day of kindergarten at Gainesboro Elementary School near Winchester, Va., in this 2014 file photo. A child in Wyoming will have neither pal nor bus when he starts kindergarten at a school where he is the only pupil.   (AP Photo/The Winchester Star, Ginger Perry)

(Newser) – 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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