School canceled in La Villa amid water dispute with city

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Students will not be returning to classes on Monday after a meeting between the La Villa school district and the City of La Villa left a water and sewer service problem unresolved.

Narciso Garcia, superintendent for La Villa Independent School District, told Action 4 News the meeting between the two entities ended around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 11.

The meeting left the school district without water and sewer services until further notice after the school district and the city could not come to an agreement.

The school district said the campuses will be closed on Monday, January 13th.

They add the Hidalgo County Health Department has told the district that it is a public hazard to hold classes without the necessary water and sewer supply.

An administrative hearing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15th.

The schools will be closed until further notice and only a skeleton staff will be working at the central office, the superintendent said in a press release to Action 4 News.

Garcia adds that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has been contacted about the issue.