Hollister School District Board of Trustees Aug. 23 meeting. Photo by Kinsey Canez.

Education / Schools

Hollister School Board unveils budget revisions for coming school year

With new state funding on the way, local teachers call for more support services.

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.

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.

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.

Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Opinion

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.

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Events

Public meetings for the week of March 21

Supervisors, Hollister planning and two school districts to meet this week.

Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Diego Ochoa guided HSD in the right direction

Kim Taylor writes about how the previous superintendent helped bring Hollister School District Special Education Department into compliance.

From left: Hollister School District trustees Jan Grist, Elizabeth Martinez, Cathy Toste, Lisa Marks, and Carla Torres-Deluna, and Superintendent Erika Sanchez, discuss the proposed redistricting changes before deciding on a final map. Photo by Sean Roney.

Education / Schools

Hollister School Board votes on new district boundaries

Some neighborhoods switch representation, but most remain unchanged.

Image from the Feb. 15 Hollister School District Board of Trustees meeting.

Education / Schools

Hollister schools face budget shortfall of up to $6 million

Board of Trustees is considering cutting at least 30 positions.

News Release

Hollister School District sets registration dates for TK/kindergarten

The registration period runs from Feb. 28-March 4 for families interested in transitional kindergarten or kindergarten instruction in 2022-23.

Hollister School District Board of Trustees voting to go into closed session at the Jan. 25 meeting. Image from Youtube.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District halts board meeting over ‘disruptions’

Parents say they attended peacefully to voice their opposition to student mask mandates.

News Release

HSD focuses on restorative practices, social-emotional health

Members of the newly developed Social-Emotional Team highlighted activities so far in 2021-22 to the Hollister School District Board of Trustees on Dec. 14.

KN95 masks are considered more effective than cloth masks, according to the CDC. Photo provided by HSD.

News

Hollister School District provides KN95 masks to staff

The Hollister School District this week distributed nearly 3,700 KN95 masks to staff members as an additional safety measure during the current surge in COVID-19 cases. Additional masks are on the way for staff and students as well.

Handing out kits at the district office. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District distributes free COVID tests for students

Each kit provides two tests to children returning from winter break.

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Events

Public meetings for the week of Nov. 22

Hollister School District, Board of Supervisors and Aromas Water District to meet this week.