Muddy Road Causing Problems for Special Needs Student
UPDATE (4/5): A muddy road will no longer prevent a Monte Alto child with disabilities from getting to school.
A spokesman for Commissioner David Fuentes says the maintenance for the road will take place as soon as weather permitted.
The father, Johnny Benavidez, says the road is being paved.
MONTE ALTO - A local father is seeking answers after a muddy road is stopping a special needs school van from picking up his daughter.
Johnny Benavidez says he drives two miles through a muddy road just to take his seven-year-old daughter to school.
Benavidez says he made an agreement with the Monte Alto School District to have his daughter be transported in a special van; however when it rains, the plans change.
He says parts of the road become so muddy, even he get stuck.
“Every time I have to take my daughter I am getting stuck all the time. Trying to get into the school or picking her up from school,” says Benavidez.
He says he sent out multiple work orders to Precinct One in the Hidalgo County Commissioners Office, but the problem only worsened when more dirt was added.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS reached out to Commissioner David Fuentes’ Office.
A spokesman for the commissioner says, “Commissioner David Fuentes continues his commitment to improve roads around Hidalgo County Precinct One and will assess Mile 20 North accordingly”.
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