CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Local officials in Park County have scheduled a meeting to reconsider a plan that would enable children of Yellowstone National Park employees to continue to be educated in Montana.

The meeting is set for July 21 in Cody.

For decades, the federal government paid for the few dozen youngsters in Mammoth Hot Springs in northern Wyoming to attend school in nearby Gardiner, Montana.

Now, federal officials say they shouldn't have been making those payments. Wyoming officials have promised to pick up the tab but that would require the Powell school district to redraw its boundaries to include northern Yellowstone.

The Powell Tribune reports ( local officials who initially endorsed the plan now want to be reassured they won't have to pay back the previous cost of educating the students.


Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune,