The 192 students and 58 chaperones are scheduled to leave around 9:30 p.m. Sunday from Troy Memorial Stadium.
So far, around $105,000 has been raised toward helping offset WorldStrides expenses, Herman said. Of that, $75,000 was donated by The Troy Foundation. Contributions will be accepted until the end of day Monday, Herman said.
After that, all money donated will be placed in a scholarship fund to help students in the future go on the trip or help cover any financial difficulties that might occur. Anyone wishing to contribute to that fund can send the donation to The Troy Foundation.
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The district Friday also issued a statement to parents who had paid directly for the trip to Discovery Tours, which filed for bankruptcy May 7. The cost per student was around $800. The statement included information on contacting credit card companies, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the bankruptcy filing.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on May 11 filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Discovery Tours for taking money for services never provided to families and schools across Ohio.
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