The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports a meeting between residents and city and BPS officials on the issue immediately got off to a bad start when one BPS official basically told residents they were racists who don't want minority kids in their neighborhood.
UPDATE: BPS forwarded this statement:
BPS is not banning residents from parking in the lot. This September BPS posted signs at the Edwards and all other public schools in the city alerting residents that parking is prohibited for non-school staff between 6 am and 6 pm on weekdays. The school also placed fliers on cars of residents parking in the lot in the weeks leading up to towing, which occurred in mid-October. Given that the school begins its day at 7:15 a.m., it is important that staff members and school buses have access to the parking lot. It's also important to note that BPS proposed a compromise at the Edwards in which a section of the lot could be open for resident parking 24 hours a day. BPS is continuing to work with the neighborhood residents and city officials on finding a solution to this issue.