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May 20, 2022

School Board moves forward with layoffs

Special to the Free Lance The Hollister School Board of Trustees voted to lay off an additional 26 employees on March 10.  Although the board met on March 3 and made the decision to lay off 33 staff members, Superintendent Erika Sanchez showed in her budget...

Hollister schools receive federal funds for internet connectivity

Local elementary and high schools will receive nearly $450,000 in federal funds to help improve internet connectivity and learning opportunities for students at home, according to Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s office. The funds are part of a $14.9 million package for the 20th U.S. Congressional District,...

SBHS students set to return to stage for ‘The Addams Family’

San Benito High School students are getting ready to return to the stage for the first time in nearly two years, with their upcoming production of “The Addams Family.” The cast of 28 talented students have been practicing since early January to prepare the show...

SBHS superintendent presents plans for second high school

Special to the Free Lance San Benito High School District Superintendent Shawn Tennenbaum provided a brief presentation March 7 to the Hollister City Council on early plans to open a second high school. According to Tennenbaum, San Benito High School is at its capacity of 3,437...

LULAC brings job training program to San Benito

Google and Coursera on March 9 announced a partnership with the local council of the League of United Latin American Citizens to bring more high-tech job training and careers to San Benito County. The San Benito County LULAC Council 2890 has been chosen as one...

State not likely to lift school mask mandate until March

While California K-12 students will still be required to wear masks once the state's indoor mask mandate ends this week, one of the state’s top health officials said Monday that a decision on in-school mask requirements could be made by the end of the...

School District embraces Restorative Circles model

Courtesy of the Hollister School District  The Hollister School District has embraced the Restorative Circles approach to social-emotional learning with the help of educational consultant Ymasumac Marañón Davis.  Marañón oversees workshops with families and students, along with training for teachers, to assist all stakeholders in dealing...

Hollister School District provides KN95 masks to staff

Courtesy of the Hollister School District  The Hollister School District has distributed KN95 masks to all staff members as an additional safety measure in the wake of the surge in Covid-19 cases. The district distributed close to 3,700 of the masks this week to staff members....

Hollister District’s new Social-Emotional Team offers new services for students

Members of the district’s newly developed Social-Emotional Team had the opportunity recently to highlight the group’s activities so far in 2021-22 to the Hollister School District Board of Trustees.  Assistant Superintendent Kip Ward introduced the S.E. Team members who spoke at the board meeting. They...

Royal Circuit opens new factory expansion

A lot has been going on behind the scenes at Royal Circuit Solutions, including some new additions to the main lot and some breakthrough work using fibers thinner than the average human hair. The company invited several guests on Oct. 22 to celebrate its 13th...

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