Rural Schools, as defined by Idaho Code §33-319, are schools that have fewer than 20 enrolled students per square mile, or school districts within a county that contain less than 25,000 residents. While there are a number of challenges rural schools face, there are federal programs such as the Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program and the Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) Program to help Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and State Education Agencies (SEAs) provide financial assistance to meet their needs.