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November 29, 2021

School nurses step up to challenge during pandemic

Hollister School District nurses’ roles have evolved quite a bit through the years, but even more dramatically since the pandemic’s onset.  These days, the school nurses overseeing health matters for the district spend a lot of time addressing Covid-19 issues while continuing to handle other...

San Benito students read 9.2M words for summer challenge

San Benito County Superintendent of Schools, Krystal Lomanto, announced that students participating in the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge collectively read 9,224,796 words. During the challenge, which ran from June 1 through July 31, students from across the county were challenged to read 10 million...

Hollister School District welcomes new interim superintendent

New Interim Superintendent Erika Sanchez not only has a long history with the Hollister School District as a teacher and administrator—she also grew up attending Hollister schools.  “I’ve always known I wanted to be a teacher, basically since the first grade,” Sanchez said. “I knew...

State to require all K-12 teachers to get vaccinated or test weekly

K-12 teachers across California will be required to prove their full vaccination status against Covid-19 by mid-October or be subject to weekly testing, state officials announced Wednesday.  The requirement via public health order from the California Department of Public Health will take effect Thursday, according...

Photos: San Benito High receives infrastructure upgrades

San Benito High School has gone through a major overhaul for the past five years and the projects don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.    The San Benito High School District board of trustees received a construction update June 22 on the Facilities Master Plan...

Hollister School District reports strong summer turnout

The Hollister School District went through some major changes during the Covid-19 pandemic, including the introduction of distance education.  This year’s summer period was also a tad bit different as the district for the first time allowed the general student population to participate in summer...

Gavilan College mulling Covid-19 vaccination mandate

Gavilan College is looking to require all students and employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as in-person classes resume in the near future. At its first public meeting under the same roof since March 2020, the college’s Board of Trustees on July 13 voted unanimously...

SBC students read at record levels

Students across San Benito County in grades Pre-K through 3rd are reading at record levels compared to previous years using Footsteps2Brillance, an award-winning Bilingual Early Literacy System that all students and families have access to in San Benito County. Footsteps2Brilliance is part of San Benito...

Looking ahead to Class of 2021 graduation

The buzz of graduation season is in the air as San Benito County high schools prepare for their upcoming commencements that will start to take place this week.   The San Benito High Class of 2021 participated in graduation practice on June 2 to get a...

County office of education honors employees of the year

The San Benito County Office of Education honored its Classified and Certificated Employees of the Year in an online ceremony May 26. This year’s awards were particularly well deserved as the awardees overcame unprecedented challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and the shift to...