La Vernia superintendent, facing allegations of touching a student, will resign

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La Vernia school district Superintendent Trent Lovette will leave his post effective Dec. 20, KSAT reported.

A high school cheerleader accused Lovette of inappropriately touching her at a football game this season, and school board trustees met in executive session Monday night to discuss Lovette’s future with the district.

After that session, the board announced that Lovette would resign, officially for medical reasons.

“We want to acknowledge there were students and parents who expressed feelings of discomfort regarding Dr. Lovette. It is our intention to ensure all students feel comfortable and safe while attending La Vernia ISD and will always support students when they voice their concerns,” school district secretary Jeff Towns said in a statement, the TV station reported. “As we move forward, the board of trustees will continue working with the school administration to ensure proper training is accomplished as well as [to] ensure policies and procedures are enforced.”

Lovette has faced several allegations of questionable behavior.

A source told KSAT that Lovette had been accused of making several inappropriate sexual comments, including joking with a female staff member about students having a “threesome” and describing to a female employee a sex act between two students caught on camera at his previous district.

Lovette was placed on administrative leave last November for allegations of inappropriate behavior and reinstated three weeks later, after a brief investigation by the district.

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