(CNN) — After a nearly two week delay, students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District finally began classes Monday morning. Students were supposed to start on August 14th, but the unrest in Ferguson caused the delay.
There are more than 11,000 students enrolled in the district. A spokesperson said they expect some students to have questions about what’s been happening.
“We want to provide a normal first day of school as we can, everybody is very excited they’ve expressed their excitement,” said Jana Shortt, spokeswoman for the school district. “But we do have some additional things we have in place to help our students cope with some of their needs as a result of the recent events. Extra counselors are in all the buildings, almost doubling the number so we can reach out and embrace our students with any need they might have.”
There will be 66 counselors on hand as opposed to the normal 33.