A Wyoming school district will open an entire school for a single student starting next fall.
They say that smaller class sizes mean brighter students. If that’s the case, then an entire school that is opening for a single student should produce the brightest mind of the century.
According to the Laramie Boomerang, Albany County School District in Wyoming will open an entire school for just one student entering kindergarten next fall. The school is apparently an old, rural building that hasn’t been used in some time -about ten years, give or take.
Cozy Hollow School is about 60 miles north of Laramie and will open for a student trapped in a remote location. Wyoming law requires that each student is provided on-site instruction if the student can’t be transported to another school, and since it would take hours for this student to get to the nearest school, the District decided to re-open an older, single-classroom school.
Wyoming previously tried live-streaming classes, however, teachers found it difficult to maintain the students' attention, particularly young students who thought the teacher was just another video game and not an educational instructor.
We assume. We don’t know what kids these days are thinking.
Believe it or not, this is actually Albany County School District’s second single-student school. The other school is only a few miles away, but because the location gets snowed-in every winter, connecting roads make it impossible to send each student to a single location. So they each get their own school.
District officials estimate it will cost the County $150,000 to school both students starting next fall. We’re quite certain that most of that will go towards the teacher’s salaries as there’s no way you’d convince a human being to go up into the wilds of Wyoming to teach just one student otherwise.
One day we’ll have teleportation and this won’t be a problem. Until then, single-student schools will be the best solution.
(via Associated Press)