SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Unified School Board Tuesday night unanimously voted on a resolution calling for Kevin Beiser's resignation.
Long-time middle school teacher and San Diego school board member Kevin Beiser is accused of several acts of sexual abuse over a five-year period involving a young man who had political aspirations and wanted Beiser's help and guidance. That man has chosen to remain anonymous and filed a lawsuit against Beiser and his husband Dan Mock as "John Doe."
"Kevin deserves his day in court and he will have that and we wish him well - however this board needs to move forward," said Board Member Michael McQuary.
Beiser has denied the claims and vowed to defend himself, but has stayed silent since the claims first surfaced. At Tuesday’s school board meeting, he was noticeably absent as his fellow board members took up a resolution calling for his resignation.
Several community leaders and parents gathered outside Tuesday's school board meeting also voicing their demands for Beiser's resignation, calling it a "bipartisan issue".
If Beiser does not step down, community members say their next step is organizing a formal recall.
Last month, the San Diego County Democratic Party voted 58-4 on a resolution calling for the resignation of Beiser.
"We believe that someone who has been accused of this will likely not have the faith of the public to execute their duties as a public official and therefore they should step down and address this and have their day in court," said Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, Chair for the San Diego County Democratic Party.
Three other men have also come forward, according a report by Voice of San Diego.