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February 23, 2024

County superintendent hosts inaugural Literacy Summit

Krystal Lomanto, County Superintendent of Schools hosted the county’s first Literacy Summit on Jan. 25 at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister.  SBCOE Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Equity & Access, Mai Cruz, coordinated the event, which featured nationally renowned speaker and educator,...

Local Scene: Technology Innovation Day showcases young tech talent Feb. 4

Learn about tech education and talent The inaugural Technology Innovation Day will showcase local technological talent among the youth of San Benito County and spotlight local companies and their cutting-edge tech that is shaping the future.  Technology Innovation Day will take place 11am-3pm Feb. 4 at...

Gavilan College celebrates ‘topping out’ of new Hollister campus project

About 100 people attended a ceremony Jan. 24 to commemorate the “topping out” of construction of Gavilan College’s new San Benito County campus, located on Fairview Road in Hollister. The ceremony included a traditional signing of a steel beam, the last one to be placed...

PG&E offers $550,000 in scholarships for area students

PG&E is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to help students in South Valley and beyond offset their costs for higher education.  One pool of funds totaling $350,000, provided by the PG&E Foundation, is part of the utility company’s annual Better Together STEM Scholarship Program...

High school district appoints Agredano to board of trustees

The San Benito High School District Board of Trustees on Jan. 13 appointed Dr. Gina Vallejo Agredano to join them as a trustee. Agedano fills the vacancy created when former Trustee John Corrigan submitted his resignation from the board effective Nov. 15, says a...

CA lawmakers consider banning youth tackle football

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Jan. 16 that he would veto any bill with an outright ban on youth tackle football. “My Administration will work with the Legislature and the bill’s author to strengthen safety in youth football—while ensuring parents have the freedom to...

Local Scene: Literacy summit scheduled for Jan. 25

Help address literacy challenges at Jan. 25 summit Local education officials and experts will host a literacy summit in San Benito County next week in order to address the achievement gap in reading and language arts education among local students. The SBCOE Literacy Summit: Unlocking a...

Report card finds CA struggles to support children’s educational needs

Despite statewide efforts, California is still struggling to support the personal and educational needs of its students, according to the 2024 California Children’s Report Card conducted by the organization Children Now, which “grades the State on its ability to support better outcomes for kids”...

Survey shows support for bonds for second high school in San Benito district

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As the San Benito High School District pursues all available funding opportunities for a second high school, potential bond measures to support a second high school in the district appear viable, according to survey results presented during the Jan. 9 meeting of the Board...

Newsom outlines plan for state budget deficit

California is in a budget hole, its depth measured not in feet, but in dollars. How deep? A projected $38 billion deficit, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who said Jan. 10 he will declare a fiscal emergency when necessary and unveiled his initial plan to...

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