M.S.D. of Wayne Township started our equity work as a result of Judge Dillion’s 1973 Desegregation Order. One way-busing of Black students from the east district to the westside of Indianapolis followed. Someone understood several decades ago that it was important for our school corporation, which continues to have a majority of White educators, to educate the adults in our district on how to best support students of color socially, emotionally, and most importantly academically. In the early 80’s a lady by the name of MG Raby was hired to do just that. Since 1998 we celebrate students, parents, volunteers, and staff members who continue to meet the following criteria: Persons who demonstrate, encourage and promote equality and acceptance; who by daily example contribute toward the elimination of racism, stereotyping and discriminatory practices; who have been influential in improving human relations.
THE PURPOSE of the M.G. Raby Distinguished Service Award is to annually recognize individuals whose efforts, deeds, and examples support equal justice, opportunities for all, and celebrate diversity within the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township.
Check out our slide show over the years