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La Vernia school board to discuss cheerleader’s allegations against superintendent

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – The La Vernia School District board today will discuss the future of its superintendent amid allegations that he inappropriately touched a cheerleader at a football game.

Trustees met after the August 30 incident to discuss the accusations against Dr. Trent Lovette, but no action was taken pending an investigation by the La Vernia Police Department and the Department of Family and Protective Services.

The board this evening will get a report from those agencies and according to the meeting agenda, the board is scheduled to consider “appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of the superintendent and /or interim leadership.”

La Vernia was playing in Sinton August 30 when the girl reported the incident to police. The cheerleader claims she was standing on the track when she felt a hand slide back and forth on her lower back and a male voice asked how she was doing. When she turned around, she saw it was Dr. Lovette.

According to the Sinton police report, the girl says Lovette made her feel uncomfortable.

The special meeting of the board of trustees is scheduled to begin at 6 this evening at La Vernia High School, Building 500.


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