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October 21, 2021

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...

Diego Ochoa to step down at Hollister School District

The Hollister School District announced that Superintendent Diego Ochoa is stepping down from his position at the end of June.  He is expected to submit his resignation to the board of trustees, according to a press release issued by school officials on May 19. Ochoa...

San Benito High makes the grade yet again

For the third straight year, San Benito High School has made the Best High Schools rankings by U.S. News & World Report.  “It’s a great story of consistency and student achievement,” SBHS Principal Adrian Ramirez said. “To be recognized constantly over this three-year period is...