Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. Photo by Leslie David.

Education / Schools

HSD offers programs to support parents

Series of evening classes aims to support parents and students as they work through the challenges of distance learning and prepare for a return to school.

Photo courtesy of Shoe Palace. Faces have been covered for the youth's privacy.

Education / Schools

Pilot program at SBC Juvenile Hall aims to change youth behavior

Shoe Palace and facility supervisors are encouraged by the results.

San Benito High School. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

Sports set to return to San Benito High School

Fall season could start as soon as Jan. 16.

12 of the 15 winners from the 2019 art poster contest. Photo courtesy of SBC Integrated Waste Management.

Art & Culture

Recology accepting submissions for 2021 art poster contest

Local students grades TK-12 can send in artwork until March 19; 15 winning posters will be enlarged and displayed on the side of collection trucks.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

State fiscal management team working with Gavilan College

FCMAT will provide blueprint for financial solvency.

Sylvia DeLuna and Melanie Burns have become friends since sharing their experiences working as bus drivers for San Benito High School. Photo courtesy of Melanie Burns.

Education / Schools

BL Special Report: Former SBHS employees allege abuse, wrongful terminations

Three bus drivers have sued the San Benito High School District because of one supervisor and were awarded large settlements.

New Year fireworks. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


San Benito County’s top stories of 2020

BenitoLink covered the county’s struggles with COVID-19, but also stuck with its commitment to government reporting, education, health, housing, and transportation.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Gov. Newsom unveils California’s Safe Schools for All plan 

State strategy focuses on ensuring implementation and building confidence by bringing back the youngest children (TK-2) and those who are most vulnerable first, then phasing in other grade levels through the spring.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Education / Schools

SBC Chamber of Commerce scholarship deadline approaches

Open to all San Benito seniors graduating in 2020-21.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District welcomes new board

Incumbent board member Elizabeth Martinez to represent Trustee Area 2, with Lisa Marks representing Trustee Area 4.

Ladd Lane Elementary School. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Education / Schools

HSD considers reopening to small on-campus cohorts in spring

Plan would require willingness of students and teachers to return to in-person instruction.

Students are socially distanced in the classroom. Photo courtesy of Spring Grove.

Education / Schools

Spring Grove School moves two classes to distance learning after student tests positive for COVID-19

Superintendent states the student had not been at school since Dec. 10.

Maylani Mahler. Photo courtesy of HSD.

Education / Schools

HSD fills assistant principal role for new school

Maylani Mahler will move from Ladd Lane to Rancho Santana School in April 2021.

Images courtesy of Adrian Andrade.

Education / Schools

Gavilan communication class aces fundraising drive despite COVID-19 challenges

Students donate proceeds to Community FoodBank.

News Release

SBC Chamber opens scholarship application window for students

Application period closes Dec. 31.