Keith Thorbahn, the new assistant superintendent of education services with the San Benito County Office of Education. Photo Courtesy of Keith Thorbahn.

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County Office of Education gets new assistant superintendent

Keith Thorbahn has a background in agricultural education.

Virginia Gardner at a Sept. 10 SBHS board meeting. She is one of two parents leading calls for a boycott of the special ed event known as the Baler Buckaroo Rodeo. Photos by John Chadwell.

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Special ed parents vow to boycott Baler Buckaroo Rodeo

They say the person in charge of the event is the aide accused of showing porn to others while students were present.

Teacher Teresa Stevens and student Kayla Gonzalez at an October student-teacher lunch at Maze Middle School. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

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Student-teacher lunches provide positive feedback at Maze Middle School

Students are recognized for being valuable classroom participants.

The Briggs Building in downtown Hollister, where Gavilan College offers courses. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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Measure X committee meets in Hollister

Talk focuses on proposed Gavilan College campus in San Benito County.

San Benito High School will compete against Independence High School, Christopher, Gilroy, Sobrato and more in the school's first "Battle of the Bands." Photo provided by SBHS.

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SBHS to host first Battle of the Bands at new stadium

San Benito High School, Independence, Christopher, Gilroy, Sobrato, Live Oak, Salinas, Fremont and Sunnyvale will participate in the competition.

Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Gabriel Moulaison told the HSD Board of Trustees that the school has collected $3.1 million in fees so far this year. Photos by John Chadwell.

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HSD trustees receive report on developer fees

Revenues are at $3.1 million so far this year.

Panorama of the new classroom at Keith Thompson Non-Public School. Photo provided by Chamberlain's Youth Services.

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Chamberlain’s Youth Services receives grants for additional classroom

$14,000 goes to support more special education students at Keith Thompson Non-Public School.

Photo provided by SBHS.

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SBHS to hold ceremony for new solar PV system

The event will take place on Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m.

Accelerated Achievement Academy project-based learning public presentation. Photo provided by HSD.

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Hollister school earns National Blue Ribbon Award

Accelerated Achievement Academy measured by state assessments, national tests and a rigorous application process.

Diego Ochoa speaks to the public during a 2019 board meeting at which he was introduced as the new superintendent. Photo by John Chadwell.

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Hollister School District initiates Saturday Scholars

New program launched to boost reading and writing achievement.

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Albert Rodriguez with the Hollister Vikings Youth Football League said kids need a home field to play on. Photos by John Chadwell.

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Youth sports leagues want to play on a home field

Representatives speak at SBHS meeting over use of Andy Hardin Stadium.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Latinos in Technology Scholarship now open

College juniors and seniors pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields eligible to apply.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Hollister School District deems new cell phone policy a success

"Away for the Day" requires students to turn off their mobile devices.

School staff engaged at the workshop. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

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Trauma response workshop comes to San Benito County schools

Jessie Fuller speaks on the causes of toxic stress, how it manifests, and ways to deal with it.