Accelerated Achievement Academy project-based learning public presentation. Photo provided by HSD.

Education / Schools

Hollister school earns National Blue Ribbon Award

Accelerated Achievement Academy measured by state assessments, national tests and a rigorous application process.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District deems new cell phone policy a success

"Away for the Day" requires students to turn off their mobile devices.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District to seek public input on trustee areas

In a by-trustee area elections system, the district would be divided into trustee areas and each board member would be elected by only the registered voters in the particular trustee area where that board member resides.   

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: On HSD and 2020 Census

Aurelio Zuniga writes that HSD Superintendent Ochoa's participation in the 2020 Census could help secure additional federal funding.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Children and Youth

Hollister School District adopts cell phone policy change

New policy requires students to turn off their devices and put them away (and out of sight) for the day.

Rancho San Justo Middle School. Photo by Leslie David.

Children and Youth

HSD says Rancho San Justo Middle School gun rumors were a hoax

Hollister School District Superintendent Diego Ochoa sends message to local news media saying talk about "alleged gun on campus" at Rancho San Justo are rumors only.

HSD Superintendent Diego Ochoa discusses LCAP issues at Ladd Lane Elementary School on April 9. Photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

HSD Superintendent holds special meetings with parents and teachers

Ochoa discusses needs for next school year that will affect budget.

Hollister School District Superintendent Diego Ochoa at the Jan. 17 meet and greet hosted by LULAC and other organizations. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Schools & Education

Hispanic community hosts Hollister School District superintendent

Meeting attendees say Diego Ochoa can relate to and inspire HSD students.

Diego Ochoa thanks each member of the Hollister School District Board of Trustees after their unanimous vote to approve him to a four-year term as superintendent. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Trustees approve Diego Ochoa as Hollister School District Superintendent

He begins his four-year contract Feb. 8; says the journey was like a circus because of media coverage.

Diego Ochoa said he was looking forward to establishing trust with the community and tackling special education needs. Photos by John Chadwell.

Children and Youth

HSD Superintendent candidate meets with public

Diego Ochoa still needs to be approved by a vote of the school board on Jan. 8.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Still waiting for public feedback, but leaning towards a yes vote for HSD superintendent

Hollister School District board member Rob Bernosky shares why he is leaning towards voting for Diego Ochoa as superintendent on January 8.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road.  File photo.

Children and Youth

Candidate for Hollister School District superintendent has mixed record

Diego Ochoa will answer questions at town hall meet and greet Jan. 7.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road.  Photo by Leslie David.

Children and Youth

Hollister School District names Diego Ochoa as Superintendent

Diego Ochoa will be hired Jan. 8 and take his position in February.