CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - North Royalton and Hudson middle schools are the latest to learn that parts of their trips to Washington, D.C. with Discovery Tours were never paid for, despite giving funds to the charter company.
On Thursday afternoon, it was announced North Royalton's school trip will move forward with the help of Nowak Tours and Lakefront Lines.
Mentor Memorial Middle School was the first Northeast Ohio school to cancel an annual trip to Washington D.C.
North Royalton Middle School Principal Jeff Cicerchi issued the following statement, and offered up the good news:
Eighth-graders from North Royalton Middle School were scheduled to depart on May 9, but the school district's superintendent said the Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel never received payment for their rooms.
An official from the Hudson City School District says their hotels are not the only part of the trip that hasn't been paid for. Bus service for the trip has not been paid for either.
Mentor middle school students and family members are still waiting to hear if they will receive a refund.
Both North Royalton and the Hudson school districts are waiting for a response from Discovery Tours regarding reimbursement.
One Twinsburg school, who was scheduled to travel to the nation's capital with Discovery Tours, said funds could be appropriated from the budget if necessary to ensure that kids still travel.
Discovery Tours has not provided comment to Cleveland 19 News regarding North Royalton's and Hudson's school trips. The company has since disabled their Facebook and Twitter accounts.