Barista Kids has been informed that former Montclair High School Director of Guidance Scott White has sent a private message to graduating MHS seniors on Facebook encouraging them to write — “I am not a number,” “a school is a community,” “teachers matter,” and “give teacher’s respect,” — and tape the messages on their mortar boards after they are seated at graduation, which will take place on Monday, June 23. Below is a screenshot of the message allegedly sent by White and received by a senior:
We also found this tweet, which seems to corroborate the information we received:
scott white just wrote on alana’s facebook timeline calling upon her to stage an uprising at graduation against the mhs teachers and BOE wut
— julie s (@juschreibz) June 19, 2014
This is not the first time that White has been vocal on his views of the Montclair School district, one he worked at for 22 years. White criticized the administration, his fellow co-workers, the Superintendent, and others in several blog posts on a public blog back in October 2013 after he left the district for the position of Director of Guidance at Morristown High School.
But to our knowledge, however, this appears to be the first time that he is enlisting students to spread his views.
Montclair High School senior parents, tell us what your feelings are regarding Mr. White’s message to your children and his suggestion of protesting at their graduation.