FLORISSANT, Mo. – Ferguson-Florissant School District has postponed its first day of classes until Monday.
The district was scheduled to start school Thursday morning.
Earlier this week, the district rescheduled Meet the Teacher nights due to recent events in Ferguson around an 18-year-old being shot and killed.
Jana Shortt, spokeswoman for the district, released the following statement:
The decision has been made to cancel school on Thursday, August 14 and on Friday, August 15, in response to concerns expressed by many about continuing unrest in our community.
In order to allow additional time for the situation to stabilize and for all of our students and their families to resume normal routines, we will reschedule the first day of school for Monday, August 18. All staff members are to report to their assigned buildings.
We believe that this change will help ensure a strong start to the new school year.