Students read from computers in class. Photo courtesy SBC Office of Education

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SBC Superintendent of Schools Announces 2021 Summer Reading Challenge Results

San Benito County students read an 9,224,796 words.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

Gavilan power outage due to PG&E issues off campus

When the campus loses power a generator can keep the information technology department operating.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Gavilan College Campus Closed Due to Power Outage

The main campus is closed but other Gavilan locations will not be affected.

Education / Schools

HSD appoints new elementary superintendent, assistant superintendent

Locals Erika Sanchez and Kip Ward receive praises from the board.

Hollister police officer talks with SBHS student Peyton Evans. She told him she could not wear a mask for medical reasons. He told her she had to leave building. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

High School District board meeting disrupted over mask protocol

Trustees return to business after a brief recess.

After Toste was sworn in Jan Grist, president, called out, "Chicks rule," referring to the all-female board and superintendent. Image from YouTube meeting video.


Cathy Toste sworn in as HSD trustee

After 24 years working at Hollister School District, she fills the District 3 seat after Stephen Kain’s departure.

San Benito High School. File photo by Jake Medina.


San Benito High School projects costing $102 million near completion

Voters rejected a $30 million bond in 2020 and two measures with total funding of $62.5 million were not enough to pay for construction, forcing the district to secure a bridge loan to keep construction moving forward.

File photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

San Benito County students read at record levels

Students read over 126 million words in a three-month span.

The programs offered from June 2020 to present included high school boys and girl’s varsity water polo, swimming, PE, and SPED Pool. Photo courtesy of Ed Wong.


Baler Aquatic Center stays busy during COVID

It’s the only pool in Northern California that’s remained open throughout the pandemic, providing services to locals and other counties.

Site of Gavilan College's Fairview Corners campus in San Benito County on March 7, 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Gavilan okays contract with Earth Systems for San Benito campus work

Company will provide ongoing geotechnical service for the Fairview Road location.

Members of Hollister VFW Post 9242 presented scholarships to ten SBHS graduates on May 21. Photo courtesy of Bernie Ramirez.

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VFW Post 9242 to host annual scholarship fundraiser

Event includes pick-up spaghetti dinner & raffle.

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Congressman Panetta announces winner of 2021 Congressional Art Competition

San Benito High School student Jennifer Hirsch receives an honorable mention.

Gabe Camacho. Photo by Robert Eliason.


San Benito High School holds in-person graduations

Speeches highlight the class’s perseverance through challenges brought on by COVID-19.

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


HSD engages superintendent search firm

The district’s Board of Trustees aims to select a successor by August. Assistant Superintendent Erika Sanchez will serve as interim superintendent until then.

Graduating students during the flag salute. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.


San Andreas High School holds graduation

Continuation students overcome obstacles of pandemic to sharpen their focus.