Update: West Roxbury state rep says chairwoman must resign as well.
The Globe reports Lorna Rivera has resigned her seat on the School Committee after learning texts she'd exchanged with another committee member during an October meeting on selecting exam-school students without an exam were being made public.
The Globe reports Rivera apologized profusely for bemoaning "Westie whites" in a text to another member at some point during the nine-hour meeting. Although the few Whites from West Roxbury who actually testified during the hearing spoke in favor of doing away with exams for at least the coming school year, 10 of the 14 families who claimed to have been damaged by the vote in a failed lawsuit against the one-year exam elimination were from West Roxbury.
According to the Globe, the member with whom she was texting - Alexandra Oliver-Dávila, who replaced Michael Loconto as chair after his resignation - agreed, texting "I hate WR." She has not resigned. Both questioned why the exchange was being leaked now.