CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Board of Education has reopened and expanded the task force assigned to review the state's K-12 science standards.

This the second attempt at reviewing the standards. The first attempt was halted last year when a budget footnote ended all financial support for the state to consider the Next Generation Science Standards. That footnote was removed during the recent legislative session.

Although task force members had previously been selected, board members Wednesday decided during a teleconference they would give the public the opportunity to weigh in by reopening seats on the task force.

The board is looking to put together a 36-member task force made up of educators, parents and business leaders.