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February1,2015

WilliamButler,InterimSuperintendent
BarnstablePublicSchools
230SouthStreet
Hyannis,MA02601
DearMr.Butler,
ArecentnewsarticlepostedontheCapeCodTimeswebsiteindicatesaconcertisscheduledtotakeplaceatBarnstable
HighSchoolonApril24,2016(postedJanuary25,2015byGeoffSpillane,capecodtimes.com).Theplannedconcerts
performerisknownasmusiclegendDonMcLean.ThisletteristoaddressthatwedonotconsiderDonMcLeanalegend
inanysenseduetotherecentlydisclosedstatementsmadebyMr.McLeanswifeindicatingdecadesofdomesticabuse
sheenduredinhermarriagetohim,alignedwithhisarrestonJanuary18thinRockland,Maine.
WebelieveMr.McLeanisabadrolemodel.WebelievehisappearanceprovidedbySpectacleManagementonCape
Codwouldbeamistake.WebelievepaymenttoMr.McLeanforhisentertainmentenableshimtocontinuealifestyle
wedonotagreewith.Inotherwords,thisisjustNOTOK.
WestandtogetherinFebruary,TeenDatingViolenceAwarenessMonthtoprotesttheappearanceofMr.McLeanon
CapeCod.WearetheMentorsinViolencePrevention(MVP)studentsofBarnstableHighSchool,DennisYarmouth
RegionalHighSchool,FalmouthHighSchoolandCapeCodRegionalTechnicalHighSchool.
OurresponsibilityasMVPersistospreadawarenessamongourpeersthatdomesticviolence,datingviolence,bullying
andequalityunacceptanceisnotacceptable.Wearecommittedtoactingasambassadorsinourschoolsandinour
communitybybeingactivebystandersandrecruitingourpeerstodothesameagainstanyformofviolenceand
disrespect.IgnoringMr.McLeansscheduledappearancewouldgoagainstourtrainingandourbeliefsthatwecan
makeapositivedifferenceinourcommunity.
Coincidentally,MVPalongwithmanyotherstudentsacrossCapeCodaretakingpartinaneventpresentedby
IndependenceHouseonFebruary24thinconjunctionwithTeenDatingViolenceAwarenessMonth.Weinviteyouto
attendandseeforyourselfhowMVPworks,ourmission,andhowwebelievewecanbethechange,inalignmentwith
thisyearseventtheme:WeAreTheChange.
Inconclusion,werespectfullyrequestcancellationofMr.McLeansmusicperformanceatBarnstableHighSchooland
expandourrequesttopreventhisperformanceatanyothervenuesonCapeCodwhereweasagroupareworkinghard
tomakeadifferenceinourcommunity.Webelieve,WeARETheChange.

cc:CapeCodTimes
CapeCodBroadcasting
SpectacleManagement
RespectfullySubmittedby
JackGiberti,
RobertWelch
BarnstableMVP
CoPresidents

ChloeSamter
FalmouthMVP
President

PaxtonReed
CapeCodRegionalTechMVP
President________________

Note:DanielleLavallee,DennisYarmouthMVPPresidentwasunavailabletomeetatthetimeofthislettersigning.
Pleasereferanycorrespondenceto:JackGiberti,jagworld324@aol.com5083679185