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October 22, 2021

Hollister SD will keep campuses shut down

The Hollister School District will continue teaching students via distance learning after the school board took action this week to extend campus closures until the end of the year.  The board voted 4-1 in a special meeting on Oct. 13 on a recommendation made by...

Learning on the fly

San Benito High School is now at the halfway point of its first six-week semester during the ongoing era of distance learning.   Superintendent Shawn Tennenbaum said on Sept. 9 in a newsletter that he was pleased with the progress they’ve made despite having to jump...

Gavilan reports Covid-19 case on campus

Gavilan College learned over the weekend that someone who had been working on campus tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the college to do a deep cleaning before it can reopen its doors again.   College spokesperson Jan Bernstein-Chargin said they reported the most recent case to...

San Benito High extends summer meal program

San Benito High School will continue providing free breakfast and lunch meals to anyone 18 years old or younger, regardless of whether they’re a student or not. Adam Breen, public information officer, on Aug. 31 said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow the...

Elementary schools allowed to apply for waiver

Several elementary schools in San Benito County could be one step closer to allowing students to return to in-person instruction, but only under certain circumstances.  Dr. David Ghilarducci, county interim Public Health Officer, on Aug. 7 issued a press release saying that a waiver—applicable for...

Schools gear up for distance learning

The distance learning model is starting to shape up for the Hollister School District as the Board of Trustees were introduced with plans to begin the new school year.  The board on July 28 received a report with details that the district will hand out...

Hollister SD continues Monday meal pickups

The Hollister School District will expand its services when it comes to feeding children during the difficult transition of the distance learning model. The district announced July 27 in a newsletter that the wildly successful Monday MealDay program, which launched four months ago, will continue...

Hollister SD adopts distance learning for fall semester

The Hollister School District is now part of the growing list of districts in the region that are moving forward with a distance learning model at the start of the new school year. The Board of Trustees held a special meeting July 21 where they...

County schools to conduct distance education in fall

The road to getting kids back to school in San Benito County took another big turn as the state is now moving forward with full remote instruction.  Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a press conference July 17 that all schools in counties on the California...

High school sets plan to start new school year

A plan to reopen and begin the new school year at San Benito High School is in the works but the Board of Trustees must first give the approval.  The board and school administration met July 14 in a special meeting to discuss the potential...