By Michelle Key
The school buses rolled out bright and early Monday morning to make the rounds, gathering hundreds of school children for the first day of school for Opelika City Schools.
OCS Superintendent Dr. Mark Neighbors was on the campus of Northside Intermediate School welcoming students. “Our administrators made the rounds this morning to all of our schools and it was an exceptionally smooth day, Neighbors said. “Everything was orderly, organized, and very positive. I appreciate our staff for their hard work in making this a great day for the children of our community.”
OCS consists of three primary schools: Carver, Jeter and Southview; three intermediate schools: Morris Avenue, Northside and West Forest; Opelika Middle and Opelika High.
Combined, these eight schools serve more than 4,000 students on a daily basis.