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Durant schools set for upgrades with approved bonds

DURANT, Okla. — Durant, Oklahoma voters showed their support for students and the school district with their approval earlier this week of two separate school bonds totaling $11.44 million. The bond propositions passed with more than 77 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s election and will be doled out over a five-year period without a tax increase to residents.

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Area school districts trying four-day weeks

The Calera and Durant school districts are each experimenting with something new this school year. Rather than having students attend class on Fridays, the school districts are moving to four-day later in the school year. Fridays will be reserved for extracurricular activities and field trips rather than classroom time. Students and faculty not involved in these activities will find themselves with a three-day weekend.