FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Educators in the Ferguson area are planning for the possibility of more unrest once the grand jury decision is released.
The Ferguson-Florissant School District is concerned with how to account for student safety if something happens during school hours or when kids are on the bus or walking to school. In August, unrest in the area caused unexpected street closures which created problems with transporting children to area schools.
On Friday, the district sent home a letter asking parents to be vigilant, update emergency contact information and watch for updates on early dismissal. The Riverview Gardens School District is also asking for parents to be vigilant and update all information.
Earlier in the week, seven school superintendents, including Ferguson-Florissant and Riverview Gardens, sent a letter to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch requesting the grand jury decision be announced after school hours or on the weekend.
Children in the Ferguson-Florissant School District were out of the classroom for days because of the unrest that unfolded after the death of Michael Brown.
Officials say they are considering several different scenarios and how they would handle them.