Ashley Neuman helps daughter Addyson, a second grader at Cerra Vista, with distance learning while her other children look on. Photo courtesy of Ashley Neuman.

Education / Schools

Parents want input on when to reopen Hollister schools

Mothers share how distance learning has impacted their children.

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

Nonprofits

Friends of the SBC Free Library celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week with online auction

Bids accepted through Oct. 24, with proceeds used for library services and programs.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

Gavilan College awarded funds to improve degree and certificate completion for Hispanic students

Community college to receive $600K annually for a period of five years.

RO Hardin Elementary School in the Hollister School District. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Education / Schools

HSD schools to remain closed through December

Trustees vote 4-1 in support of Superintendent Diego Ochoa’s recommendation.

Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School allows resumption of training and conditioning on campus

Student-athletes may participate in only one cohort and sport at a time.

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

Education / Schools

San Benito County Free Library wins $500K grant

Funds will be used to hire additional staff and improve internet connectivity.

Gavilan College site at the Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Education / Schools

Gavilan College partners with Catholic Charities and Youth Alliance to offer student housing solutions

The community college is sponsoring a webinar introducing a new student service, the House Sharing program, on Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.

Hollister School District Trustee Area 4 candidates Lisa Marks and Rob Bernosky.

Education / Schools

Election 2020: Hollister School District, Trustee Area 4

Robert Bernosky and Lisa Marks campaign during switch to district representation.

San Benito County Board of Education, District 1 candidates Mary Anne Filice, Shawn Herrera and Elizabeth Zepeda Gonzales.

Education / Schools

Election 2020: San Benito County Office of Education District 1

Three candidates compete for single seat on Nov. 3.

San Benito County Office of Education. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Office of Education hires school social workers

New hires will work to address chronic absenteeism by identifying underlying social emotional issues experienced by county students.

Handing out homework packets at San Juan School. Photo courtesy of Aromas-San Juan Unified School District.

Education / Schools

Election 2020: Measure O

Supermajority across three counties required to pass $30.5 million in bonds for improvements to the Aromas-San Juan Unified School District.

Elizabeth Martinez and Leonard Espinoza.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Hollister School District, Trustee Area 2

Elizabeth Martinez and Leonard JT Espinoza campaign during switch to district representation.

Marguerite Maze Middle School. Photo by Noe Magaña.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: HSD struggles with high suspension rates

Students with behavioral issues are being pushed into the special education department, which is already overwhelmed.

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.