Mentor School District to reimburse parents for canceled Discovery Tours trip to DC

Mentor School District to reimburse parents for canceled Discovery Tours trip to DC

MENTOR, OH (WOIO) - The Mentor School District's Board of Education voted Tuesday night to reimburse parents the costs that were paid for a trip to Washington, D.C. that was called off with Discovery Tours.

Mentor School District's Interim Superintendent sent a letter to parents of students at Mentor's Memorial Middle School.

Dear parents and guardians of 8th grade students:

The eighth-graders were supposed to travel to the nation's capital with Mayfield travel company, Discovery Tours. The company has since filed for bankruptcy and is facing over 450 complaints, according to the Ohio Attorney General's Office.

Several local organizations have stepped up for the students to help them provide an experience comparable to their previously planned field trip. The Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the children at The Q for a playoff game watch party. Cedar Point also offered an overnight stay and admission to the park.

There are several other local school districts impacted by the suspension of Discovery Tours, including Chagrin Falls, North Royalton, Hudson, Solon, and Twinsburg.

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