The final ballots have been set for the Nov. 6 election, and the 2018 local political season has begun for San Benito county boards of education.The Free Lance sent questionnaires last week to...
The 180 fourth- through eighth-grade students who arrived to the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 13 at Hollister School District’s Accelerated Achievement Academy brought their excitement and anticipation with them to the Buena Vista Drive...
A new bell schedule for students, a new grading system for teachers and a slew of upgraded facilities for everyone on campus have San Benito High School Principal Adrian Ramirez preparing for a seamless start to the...
A new grading system—one that calls for students to receive three separate marks per class in the categories of academics, citizenship and work habits—will be expanded for the 2018-19 school year at San Benito High School.It likely will mean...
The Hollister School District is looking to engage superintendent search services to help find a permanent replacement for former superintendent Lisa Andrew, who abruptly resigned after only two years with the district.The purpose of the July 27 request for...
A measure asking the voters for $248 million worth of bonds to upgrade Gavilan College's main campus, as well as its Coyote Valley and San Benito County satellite sites, will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.The measure will require...
Representatives of the Associated Student Body, the student government at San Benito High School, had a cumulative 3.53 grade point average during the 2017-18 school term, according to an annual report by SBHS Activities Director Catalina Lemos.Lemos, who gave...
The Hollister School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved hiring an interim superintendent to replace the outgoing Lisa Andrew while they begin a search for a new permanent leader.At a July 6 meeting, the five-member board agreed to a...
Hollister School District’s Board of Trustees approved four contracts totaling nearly $42 million for the development of a 12-acre site for a new primary school.At the June 26 meeting, the board voted unanimously on all four items, the largest...
Hollister elementary and middle school teachers will get a 1 percent pay bump retroactive to July 2017 and another 2 percent increase effective January 2018.The Hollister School District’s Board of Trustees approved the negotiated contract terms on a 4-1...

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