Wyoming pays Montana to school Yellowstone students

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POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming has paid a Montana school district more than $438,000 to educate nearly three dozen students who live on the Wyoming side of the border in Yellowstone National Park.

The payment in April was made to Gardiner Public Schools, which is located at the north entrance to Yellowstone. The park straddles the Wyoming-Montana border.

Wyoming was forced to cover the costs of Mammoth students' education in Gardiner after the federal government announced last year that it could no longer foot the bill for the Yellowstone students.

Gardiner Public Schools Superintendent JT Stroder tells the Powell Tribune (http://bit.ly/1IWyjiw) that he thought the arrangement with the Powell school district went well.

About 35 Mammoth Hot Springs students, ranging from kindergarteners through high schoolers, attend school in Gardiner.


Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, http://www.powelltribune.com

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