Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Gavilan College receives anonymous $40K gift

Gavilan says it is the largest one-time donation received by the college.

A student coming out of the Rancho San Justo Middle School office on May 13, 2022. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District seeing a wave of resignations, retirements

Citing job stress, some teachers are opting to become substitutes, as the role entails fewer responsibilities.

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Youth Alliance visits Indian Canyon

A grant helps the nonprofit in its effort to provide opportunity for local youth to be engaged in educational activities and build skills about civil rights.

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Mayra Zendejas celebrates 15 years with the San Benito County YMCA

Zendejas was presented with a milestone award at the Y’s Healthy Kids Day event.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.


Public meetings for the week of May 9

San Benito County Board of Supervisors and several school districts are holding meetings this week.

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Chamber of Commerce Foundation announces 2022 Scholarship Awards Night

The Chamber Foundation will award more than $15,000 to local San Benito County students graduating this year.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


COMMUNITY OPINION: Union says Hollister teachers are tired, hurt and angry

HESTA writes about what teachers have experienced this year, as well as the effects of the Hollister School District's reported budget crisis.

Damon Felice at Gavilan Campus site. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

Project manager discusses Gavilan’s San Benito campus progress

Damon Felice says college moving forward with septic tanks.

Anzar High School. Photo courtesy of Janet Watson.

Education / Schools

Aromas-San Juan Unified to adopt trustee areas for board members

The change removes the risk of legal action under the California Voting Rights Act.

Chalk art by Heidi Jumper. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Integrated Waste Mangemant.

News Release

Earth Day event planned in San Juan Bautista

Event includes environmental education, recycling programs, awards, and fun, interactive activities for all ages.

From left: San Benito High School Trustee President John Corrigan, Superintendent Shawn Tennenbaum and Financial Advisor Jeffery Small. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

High school district scrambles for way to pay for new high school

Pinning its hopes on convincing developers to volunteer to pay a special tax in addition to their existing fees, the outlook isn’t bright.

Proposed exterior of campus buildings. Courtesy of Gavilan College.

Government / Politics

Hollister mayor and council member block sewer hookup for Gavilan

The new community college campus will install septic tanks instead, contrary to precedent.

Winners of 2022 Spelling Bee. Photo courtesy of SBCoE.

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San Benito County Office of Education announces winners of 2022 Spelling Bee

Four students qualified to the California State Spelling Bee.

California Connections Academy 12th grade economics teacher Sean Reish with students at a school social event. Photo courtesy of California Connections Academy.

News Release

Online public school opens enrollment for 2022-23 school year

The academy said it serves more than 7,900 TK-12th grade students across 32 counties through its six tuition-free online public schools.

Photo by Pixabay.

Education / Schools

COMMUNITY OPINION: Do the ends justify the means?

Drew McAlister writes In response to: Aromas-San Juan teachers vote of ‘no confidence’ in the superintendent.