Special Ed teachers Monique Armstrong-Land and Jesus Godoy. Photo provided by Chamberlain's Youth Services.

Nonprofits

Keith Thompson Non-Public School welcomes new teachers for the school year

Chamberlain's Youth Services writes that Monique Armstrong-Land and Jesus Godoy will bring a vast amount of knowledge and talents to the classroom.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

HSD Trustees pass resolution to dismantle school-to-prison pipeline

Board also agrees to translate all meetings and documents into Spanish.

Hollister School District Trustees Carla Torres-Deluna, Stephen Kain, Jan Grist, Robert Bernosky and Elizabeth Martinez at a Nov. 21 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rancho Santana School. File photo by Heather Graham.

Education / Schools

HSD Board approves a $497K increase for Rancho Santana School project

Contingency fund depleted to help cover costs.

SBHS Food Service Supervisor Jim Lewis. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School free food program to continue with waiver

Meals will be distributed from the Baler Alley location between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday until Dec. 31.

Ready for curbside pickup outside the San Benito County Free Library. File photo.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Free Library moves online in a big way

Increased digital resources are helping students during the pandemic.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Education / Schools

SBC Office of Education shares summer reading challenge results

Although the challenge does not end until Aug. 28, students have already shattered the goal by reading over 14 million words.

OSU's Agricultural Hall, the home of the Ferguson College of Agriculture. Photo courtesy of Ferguson College of Agriculture.

Education / Schools

San Benito local awarded agriculture scholarship

Savanna Souza studying agricultural communications at the Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture.

Device distribution at San Benito High School took place Aug. 8-9. Photos courtesy of San Benito High School.

Education / Schools

San Benito High students receive supplies to help with distance learning

Cars queue on campus to pick up schedules, textbooks and laptops.

Matt Morrison. Photo provided by Chamberlain's Youth Services.

Education / Schools

Changes at Chamberlain’s Keith Thompson Non-Public School

Special education teacher Matt Morrison has accepted a new position at a local public school district.

The Martinez family picks up laptops for distance learning at Rancho San Justo. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

HSD hands out laptops for school year

First day of instruction is Aug. 17.

San Juan School. File photo.

Education / Schools

Aromas-San Juan Unified School District extends deadline for Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee applications

Members provide oversight for the school district's Measure M Facilities Bond program.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

August 10 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

765 people have tested positive since February, 9,421 tested in total, 82 are active patients, 679 have recovered and four have died; SBHS to distribute textbooks and devices Aug. 11-12.

The Briggs Building in downtown Hollister hosts Gavilan College classes. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Nominations open for 2020 Gavilan College Community Spirit Awards

Three sets of awards are presented for the communities of Morgan Hill, Gilroy and San Benito County.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

August 5 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

694 people have tested positive since February, 9,155 tested in total, 66 are active patients, 624 have recovered and four have died; foster and homeless youth resource fair scheduled for Aug. 7.