3 districts cancel school Tuesday after another night of unrest in Ferguson


by KMOV.com Staff


Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 2 at 7:49 AM

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) –  Three districts have canceled school for another day following the unrest in Ferguson Monday night.

The Ferguson-Florissant School District said it decided to call of school for the remainder of the week because of the unrest in Ferguson. The school year was slated to being August 14, but because of the unrest, the school year has yet to start. School officials are hoping to kick off the school year on Monday, August 25.

"It's been horrible, like today, I won't be able to come home because I'm gonna have to get her, because I don't have any more money to pay somebody to pick her up," parent Kariene Pope said.

The nearby districts of Jennings and Riverview Gardens also canceled school on Tuesday because of the events happening in Ferguson.

The Riverview Gardens School District said they provided lunch for children who needed one. 

This is the second day in a row that all three districts have decided to cancel school.

Pope said her daughter has asked her questions about the situation in Ferguson that she is not prepared to answer.

"It's hard to explain racism without infringing hate on either party, so it's hard. And she doesn't understand, so it's real hard," Pope said.

The Jennings Schools District Superintendent said the situation should be used as a teachable moment.

"See it as an opportunity to talk about not only how you address issues as an individual, and your own character," Dr. Tiffany Anderson said.