Students are struggling with distance learning. Photo provided by Youth Alliance.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Keeping youth at the heart of our recovery

Youth Alliance Executive Director Diane Ortiz writes that distance learning does not serve community members equally, and that the community must come together to address issues now.

Julio Salazar at the State Migrant Parent Conference in 2016 with Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola from UC Davis. Aguilar-Gaxiola is the director of UC Davis' Center for Reducing Health Disparities and professor of clinical internal medicine. Photo provided.

Children and Youth

Community member advocates for migrant students

Julio Salazar trains parents on how the school system works.

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

Education / Schools

County public schools to close March 16 through March 20

Office of Education is continuing to monitor Coronavirus activity and safeguards and will implement a longer closure if warranted

San Benito High School main administration building. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Thank You, BenitoLink and John Chadwell

Jennifer Coile writes about BenitoLink's coverage of allegations of inappropriate behavior in an SBHS special education classroom.

Coalition for a New Library co-chair Susan Logue at the July 13 meeting. Photo by Heather Graham.

Business / Economy

Community group seeks support for a new county library

Coalition preparing to request funds for feasibility study.

Ann Kennedy presents update to the Gavilan College Board of Trustees. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Government / Politics

Gavilan school board gets Measure X update

Plans for bond spending and timeline given during June meeting.

Liz Pulcheon and Rafaela Espinoza pose with Lucia Ortega. Photo by Heather Graham.

Schools & Education

San Benito High School hosts first adult education graduation

A ceremony honoring students who returned to high school to earn their diploma.

Photo courtesy of Caltrans.

Schools & Education

Caltrans District 5 scholarship applications still open

Two, $1,000 scholarships available to regional high school seniors.

The Hollister School District Board of Trustees was briefed on the status of funding and spending for the new, yet-to-be-named school at Santana Ranch. Photos by John Chadwell.

Children and Youth

New school close to being fully funded

Hollister School District anticipates developer fees and a $1 million state reimbursement to make up $455,000 shortfall.

Presenter Tia Martinez began her presentation by telling attendees about her struggles growing up during a March 20 workshop on disrupting the school to prison pipeline. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

Workshop details school-to-prison pipeline and how to disrupt it

Solutions come down to creating better relationships.

Fairview Corners, the future site of a Gavilan College campus in San Benito County. Gavilan purchased an 80-acre plot of land near Ridgemark at Airline Highway and Fairview Road for $8 million in partnership with Morgan Hill-based developer Dividend Homes in June 2007. The first phase of construction is expected to begin in 2020. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Schools & Education

Planning continues for a Gavilan College campus in San Benito County

Fairview Corners project now in Phase One with groundbreaking expected next year.

Graphic courtesy of Pixabay.

Children and Youth

Workshop will tackle school-to-prison pipeline

County Office of Education and Youth Alliance team up for daylong session devoted to solutions that support the educational success of all students.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Nonprofits

Community Foundation announces 2019 scholarships

Applications available for Latino high school and college students. Deadline is Friday, March 29.

(From left to right) SBHS Senior Class Vice President Evan Rosales, Student Representative to the Board Faith Fernandez, ASB President Alanah Martinez and ASB Vice President Ian Sills. Photo courtesy of Joe Fernandez.

Children and Youth

SBHS students attend education conference in Sacramento

Attendees present proposals to State Assembly and Senate Committees on Education.

Photo provided by JMM Dance Co.

Children and Youth

Inclusive and bilingual dance classes for the community

Enrollment for new session of dance classes with JMM Dance Co. now open with additional locations.