Durant School Board met at 5:30 p.m. Monday. The board discussed new programs in the elementary and new hires for the Durant Schools.
The school board approved the Durant Kiwanis Club to launch a K-Kids Program for the third-grade at Washington Irving Elementary.
The K-Kids Program is a student-led program for elementary students which allows the students to participate in community service projects and charity work.
The board also approved the hire of six new school employees. A temporary Special Ed. Instructor position went to Beverly Bearden for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year.
Three temporary teacher assistants hired for varies sites were Sandra Dillingham, Emily Smith and Randal Copeland.
Brent Manners gained a temporary position of transportation employee for the schools. Keith Jackson gained the position of technology employee for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year.
The school board also had seven new additions to its list of substitutes for the year.