Education / Schools

San Benito County Office of Education hosts STEM fair for teachers

The Aug. 20 event is limited to 100 participants.

Pedro Avila. Photo courtesy of Gavilan College.


Interview with Gavilan College’s new President-Superintendent Avila

Pedro Avila reimagines Gavilan College

kids reading in the library June 30, 2022. Photo by Juliana Luna.


San Benito County Library receives $11.8 million grant

The funds will increase internet connectivity for students.

Seal courtesy of San Benito County Sheriff's Office.

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Spring Grove contracts for School Resource Officer

SRO to begin Aug. 11. 

From left: Gina Orozco, Ariana Barajas, Kenia Cejas and Monica Mancilla are concerned about how their children will get to school starting Aug. 11. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Education / Schools

Migrant school students left in limbo

About 30 families are scrambling to find a solution with only two days before school begins.

Image from the July 26 Hollister School District Board of Trustees meeting.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District names new chief business officer

Hiring of Elizabeth Wilson, plus approval of an extension to Superintendent Erika Sanchez’s contract and discussion of a retroactive increase for unrepresented HSD employees make for a busy board meeting.

Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

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San Benito County Office of Education welcomes new administrators

Staff members include two directors, a principal and a coordinator.

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Baler alumnus returns as coach

David Kaplansky has an overall record of 226-75 coaching both girls and boys programs at Hollister High School.

Mail carrier enters the San Benito County Office of Education on July 21. Photo by Kinsey Canez.

Education / Schools

San Benito County DA: Board of Education did not violate Brown Act

Findings come in response to an investigation following a complaint.

A graduate's cap. Photo by Marisa Sachau.

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The Community Foundation announces 2022 scholarships recipients

Over 20 scholarships were awarded.

Each dance partnered students with their classmates. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Education / Schools

Summer school emphasizes arts and culture

Programs in San Benito County offer students dancing, art and field trips.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

Gavilan board voting on new president

Pedro Avila’s appointment is expected to be finalized at an in-person meeting July 12.

File photo of Joel Buckingham during the Ji and Choi murder case in 2020. Photo by John Chadwell.


District attorney-elect speaks on prosecutions, enforcement and drug offenses

Joel Buckingham intends to seek convictions in hit-and-run cases.

The undeveloped site where the contamination was found at the corner of Nash Road and West Street, according to Hollister High School. No notice of contamination is visible. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Lead contamination found in soil at Hollister High School

The amount detected exceeds legal toxicity level, posing a threat to public health or the environment.

Ariana Jiminez spoke to fellow students and motorists passing by the intersection. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Education / Schools

Students, alumni protest Hollister High School name change

Protestors hope San Benito High School District Board of Trustees reconsider their June 27 decision that the district estimates will cost $55,000.