Last week the Colorado Children’s Campaign, an independent group that analyzes data on issues facing children including poverty, access to healthcare, and education, presented the results of the Kid’s Count Survey.
The school in the town of Rico is tiny. It’s not the size of the building that’s the problem-- it’s the low number of students in it. This year, there are only seven students enrolled at the school: three in preschool and four in elementary school. And since the schools receive a certain amount of funding from the state per student, the Dolores County School District is having trouble making ends meet.