ST. LOUIS COUNTY – With Ferguson-Florissant School District students expected to head back to school Monday, teachers and staff are receiving professional training Thursday morning on how to speak to students about incidents in Ferguson.
Called RISE Training for response, intervention, support and education, approximately 2,000 staff members who work directly with students will receive the training. The training is designed to help recognize what crisis looks like in children of all ages and how to respond to them.
Administrators had planned to start the 2014-2015 school year Thursday, Aug. 14, but the first day was postponed due to the continued unrest in the area.
The district said that no extra security will be provided for the first day, but officials have been reviewing all policies and plans.
The district also plans to expand bus routes for Griffith Elementary students to be able to get to school.