We are all still trying to wrap our heads around the idea that school is closed until further notice. This week, Governor Cuomo, signed an Executive Order closing all schools through April 1st. With that order, we now know that any school activities through that date need to be cancelled. Given this, the Senior Trip to Disney World has been cancelled. When we have more information on the timeline moving forward, we will provide more information on future plans.
The District began the conversation with all third-party companies associated with this trip late last week. This includes Disney, Southwest Airlines and the travel agent we utilized to book the plane tickets. At this point, we have received a commitment from Disney to refund the portions of the trip that had been paid to Disney. We have not yet received a similar commitment from Southwest Airlines but are continuing to work with them and hope to have a firm answer in the coming weeks. Our goal is to make every attempt possible to provide a full refund to all families as soon as possible.
If you purchased travel insurance, please wait until we know how Southwest Airlines is responding prior to attempting to file a claim on the ticket.
We recognize that while this news is likely expected, it is also disappointing. For that, we are sorry.