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Marion County schools declared a 'no racism zone'

Posted at 1:38 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 13:40:45-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Marion County School Superintendents say they are standing together against racism and declaring each of their schools a "no racism zone."

All 11 school districts in Marion County want to address racism, harassment, and discrimination in their schools and make them anti-racism zones.

Schools will display "No Racism Zone" signs and review district policies and employee training to make sure they can address racism in a meaningful way. Earlier this week, the districts posted a video (click play on the video above to watch) pledging to stand together against racism.

Parents will be given a list of resources to help them discuss racism with their students. The resources are available for children of every age, posted on their school's website.

In a stance of solidarity together, the stadium lights at each school will be turned off for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on Friday in honor of George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis by police.