(CLEVELAND) The Mentor School District has announced it will reimburse parents with non-taxpayer money after Discovery Tours of Mayfield went out of business, leaving districts like Mentor out $200,000 and without their trip to Washington, D.C. Senator Sherrod Brown applauds the gesture but says he wants to do more.
"School districts and taxpayers shouldn't have to bear that cost," says the Democratic Senator from Avon Lake. "I appreciate the Mentor Board doing something like that (but) that's not the full answer or the long-term answer."
Senator Brown says he'll write to the Office of the U.S. Attorneys and the Federal Trade Commission to see about other reimbursement options and to look for ways to combat and prevent these sorts of scams in the future.