San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

Library offers free online tutoring

BrainFuse has tutors for K-12, college, citizenship tests, high school proficiency tests, Microsoft Office, and even resume and cover letter help.

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Fairview Corners, the future site of a Gavilan College campus in San Benito County. Gavilan purchased an 80-acre plot of land near Ridgemark at Airline Highway and Fairview Road for $8 million in partnership with Morgan Hill-based developer Dividend Homes in June 2007. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

Gavilan College hosts forum on San Benito campus

Residents discuss what they want to see at Fairview Corners.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation to award several new scholarships

Applications must be submitted by April 1.

San Benito High School. File photo.

Education / Schools

SBHS in 71st percentile of U.S. high schools

Ranking based on state test results, graduation rates and how well students are prepared for college.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

Organizer aims for higher attendance at HSD community input sessions

Meetings on local control and accountability plan offer parents a chance to share their thoughts on how funds should be spent within the school district.

Rancho San Justo Middle School. Photo by Leslie David.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police Department rescues child at Rancho San Justo Middle School

Student was stuck on softball backstop.

In 2016, voters approved a $60 million bond for the San Benito High School. Now trustees want another $30 million. Photo courtesy of Google Earth.

Housing / Land Use

Sticker Shock: One school bond too far?

San Benito County homeowners continue to see their taxes rise because of local school bonds and fees. Some longtime residents say they are considering moving to other states.

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Photo provided by SBHS.

Education / Schools

HPD donates surplus vehicles to SBHS auto program

The addition of two 2009 Ford Crown Victoria police cars offer more opportunities for students to learn and improve their automobile diagnosis and repair skills.

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Photo courtesy of San Benito High School.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School receives grant to reduce campus waste

Funds will be used to help purchase reusable trays for the campus cafeteria to replace the use of paper plates for food distribution.

HSD Trustee Area Map #6. Map courtesy of Hollister School District.

Education / Schools

HSD board selects map for trustee area elections

New boundaries would enable current board members to run again for the same seats.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

HSD to hold hearing on trustee area map plans

School district moving from at-large to by-trustee area election system to avoid litigation.

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HSD Trustees at the Nov. 21 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rancho Santana School. The school is expected to open in early 2021. Photos by Heather Graham.

Education / Schools

Groundbreaking at new Rancho Santana School

Facilities expected to open in 2021.

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San Benito High School main administration building. File photo.

Education / Schools

SBHS trustees to place $30 million bond on March ballot

Fifty-five percent voter approval will be required to pass.

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Gavilan students Cristal Nunez Sedano, Stephanie Perez and Sara Bowman raising funds for the Community FoodBank outside the Briggs Building in Hollister. Photos provided by Shaina Garcia.

Education / Schools

Gavilan students raise money for Community FoodBank

Proceeds from the campaign are donated to the food bank in order to stock up on bulk items.