- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BURWELL, Neb. (AP) - A rural one-room schoolhouse in Nebraska is set to close after 45 years.

The Grand Island Independent (https://bit.ly/1c4cikC ) reports the District 70 School in Garfield County will close Wednesday. The Burwell Public Schools board decided in January to close the school at the end of this school year.

District 70 was created in 1970 after four other rural schools were consolidated. Over the years, the school shrank to one teacher, a paraeducator and five students in grades four through six.

Two of the students will travel to Burwell to attend school next year, prompting parents to send their siblings as well. This partly contributed to the board decision to close the school.

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Information from: The Grand Island Independent, https://www.theindependent.com

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