Wyoming district will open 1-student school next fall

LARAMIE, Wyoming (AP) — A Wyoming school district plans to re-open an isolated school to serve a single student entering kindergarten this fall.

The Laramie Boomerang reported Cozy Hollow School is about 60 miles north of Laramie. A modular classroom is already there but has not been used for about a decade.

It will be the second one-student school in the Albany County School District. They are 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 is impossible to transport them to other schools.

The district tried live-streaming classes for isolated students but it did not work well, especially for young children.

District officials said it will cost about USD150,000 combined to educate the two students next school year.