Tempers flare at Edgewood ISD school board meeting

Community members outraged with Edgewood ISD board's actions


SAN ANTONIO – Tempers flared on Tuesday night at a packed Edgewood ISD school board meeting.

An Edgewood ISD spokesman told KSAT that board member Mary Lou Mendoza resigned her duties as secretary.

Former City Councilwoman Maria Berriozabal said Mendoza had taken action to do what was "right" and the board retaliated by putting an item on the agenda to vote her off the board.

Berriozabal said the board did not elaborate why.

Parents in the district tell KSAT the incident stems from domestic violence accusations against Edgewood ISD Board Member John Morales.

Berriozabal said community members were upset about those accusations and that Mendoza had tried to call a meeting to discuss the issue, but on Tuesday, that issue was taken off the agenda.

"A person who is in charge of the lives of children needs to set a better example," said Berriozabal. "The board has not done its due diligence on the issue to see if in fact this is a true accusation."

KSAT was initially called out to the meeting because parents were upset about the job of a John F. Kennedy High School band director, but it was not clear if that was discussed in closed session.

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