Children and Youth

High school to offer campus tour April 1

Guests will see progress on modernization efforts, new construction and planned upgrades, much of which is being funded by voter-approved bond measures
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San Benito High School is inviting the community on a tour of campus starting at 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 1 to check out new facilities and learn more about future projects.

"We want to show the county the projects in which we are using Measure G (bond) funds and are beginning to use Measure U funds," said Shawn Tennenbaum, the district's human resources director and interim superintendent, referring to voter-approved measures. "We want to show what we've accomplished and where we're going by showing the community the types of facilities we've created."

The tour will begin at the main administration building at 1220 Monterey St. and include a walk-through of the main campus, where district officials will showcase recent modernization efforts in classrooms. Guests will also be able to see the recently-completed tennis courts, the in-progress CTE (Career Technical Education) building on the southwest side of campus and a look at the future site of upgraded physical education and athletic facilities, with renderings available for viewing.

The weight and wrestling rooms are stops on the tour and guests will see the location of the new Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) building before heading back to the main administration building. Guests are required to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants on the 90-minute tour, since it is taking place in a construction site.

"Whether folks went to school here or not or have kids here or not, there's a chance they haven't seen our progress to-date," Tennenbaum said. "The purpose of the tour is to get them re-acclimated with San Benito High School District and what we're accomplishing."

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by phone to Dayna Dickison at 637-5831, ext. 143, or by emailing her at [email protected].


Adam Breen

Adam Breen has been a San Benito County resident since 1980 and graduated from Sacred Heart School and San Benito High School before earning a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno. A father of two sons, Adam has taught newspaper, English and yearbook at SBHS for the past decade, after six years as a magazine editor for Santa Clara University. He previously was editor of the Hollister Free Lance and content director for BenitoLink.