Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News Release

Bach to Blues musical event available to stream starting May 14

Event can be streamed free starting 6 p.m.

The summer school program is designed to offer flexibility to teachers, as well as helping struggling students. Photo by John Chadwell.


High school will offer in-person and remote summer classes

SBHS is paying a $1,000 stipend to teachers of in-person sessions.

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

Education / Schools

Gavilan College San Benito campus groundbreaking set for late 2022.

A soft opening is expected for the 2024 summer semester.

Graduates walked in a single line with two guests during the 2020 graduation ceremony. Photo by Robert Eliason.


SBHS plans in-person graduation ceremony

The graduating class will be split into two groups. Guests are limited to in-state residents and must RSVP. With two events, more local family guests can get tickets.

The county plans to transform over 46 acres of weeds and dirt trails into a regional park. Photo by John Chadwell.


SBHS approves lease for potential regional park property

San Benito County Board of Supervisors approved the lease agreement the same day.

Nash Road bisecting the San Benito County Campus. Photo by Jake Medina.


BL Special Report: Permanent closure of Nash Road stalls

City of Hollister, San Benito County and SBHS at odds over plan.

Several teachers and their union president claimed the high school district would not allow two-way conversations to take a place about their concerns. Photo by John Chadwell.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: SBHS teachers claim district is refusing teacher input

Despite claims, district states there have been several meetings and that all changes were approved by the teacher union.

Students return to in-person instruction at San Benito High School on April 19, 2021. Photo by John Chadwell.


SBHS considers hosting Gavilan’s adult welding class

The four-month course would be limited to 16 students.

Christian de Jesus Cardenas doing his homework after school. Photo by Noe Magaña.


School districts host cohorts of students most vulnerable during the pandemic

It began with special education students and extended onto migrant students, English learners, and foster/homeless students.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News Release

Gavilan College to host two virtual job fairs

Events will include a 20-30 minute presentations from employers.

Ukulele student Sydney Luna poses with school instrument. Photo by Dreia Luna.

Art & Culture

Hollister third graders pluck away in ukulele program

HSD and San Benito Arts Council launch new collaboration.

San Benito High School. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School set to reopen April 19

Students returning to campus on hybrid schedule.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Caltrans District 5 seeking applicants for scholarship program

Applications must be submitted by May 3.

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

News Release

San Benito County Office of Education forms Community of Practice to address social emotional learning

SBC Office of Education hopes to build a shared understanding and foundation for schools across the county, as well as a countywide network that allows schools to share best practices and build capacity.

San Benito County Office of Education in Hollister. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

State and federal bills funding reopening of schools

Superintendent of Schools Krystal Lomanto gives update to SBC Board of Education.