By Shawn Kirkpatrick
Opelika Observer

The hot topic at the Opelika City Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday was identity theft.
During the meeting, Chris Harrison, chief financial officer for Opelika City Schools, told the board someone gained access to a vendor check from OCS making charges totaling $25,000. Harrison went on to explain OCS rejected $21,000, and the bank took on the remaining $4,000.
Also on the agenda, the board:
-approved a student two-hour delayed start time for five school days. They will be Sept. 4, Nov. 13, Jan.
22, Feb. 19 and March 11.
-approved a state field trip for Opelika High School Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) HOSA International Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, June 26 – July 1
-approved world language, fine arts and career tech textbooks
-reelected Chairwoman Dr. Patsy Parker and Vice Chairman Kevin Royal to serve another year on the board as chairman and vice chairman. This will be a second term for both.