ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Late Wednesday afternoon the Ferguson-Florissnt School District announced that the district was cancelling the start of the school year till Monday, August 18th.
The decision to delay the start of the school was influenced by the ongoing unrest in Ferguson over the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Previously, the district had planned to start fall session Thursday, August 14th.
District officials have been monitoring the situation in Ferguson, and had planned for additional security to be on duty at district schools and had requested additional patrols from area police departments.
Teachers are preparing to answer questions and lead discussions if students want to talk about the Mike Brown shooting and the rioting and looting.
There are 17 elementary schools in the district along with 3 middle schools and 3 high schools.