La Villa ISD closed because of water dispute

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POSTED: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 6:02pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 8:51am

It was supposed to be back to the classroom for students at La Villa ISD Monday after their winter break. Instead the doors were locked at all the campuses and signs were posted saying all buildings and offices are closed until further notice.

2nd grader Brandon Felix was at home riding his bike with his friends instead of hitting the books in the classroom.

"I don't like it because I want to learn."said Felix.

High school senior Armando Felix also spent his time at home instead of at school. Felix says he values his education and would rather being learning than staying at home.

"It's really important because I am a senior I am supposed to be looking at colleges right now, without this it’s just holding me back."

The school district says the reason school is closed is because of a water dispute with the city.
The school district claims they were willing to pay a $6 surcharge per student plus the normal consumption rate.
The school district says the city then raised their surcharge to $14, and the school district said they would not pay the extra eight dollars. Following that the city shut off the water to the school.
We tried going to City Hall for the answers. We also called the city attorney. As of news time they have not returned our calls.

Felix is hoping this issue is resolved so he can go back to school.

"Hope they can settle the surcharge whatever it is,so we can get back to school and learn because it’s going to affect us later on and this semester."said Felix.

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