San Benito County Office of Education. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

News Release

San Benito County Office of Education forms Community of Practice to address social emotional learning

SBC Office of Education hopes to build a shared understanding and foundation for schools across the county, as well as a countywide network that allows schools to share best practices and build capacity.

San Benito County Office of Education in Hollister. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

State and federal bills funding reopening of schools

Superintendent of Schools Krystal Lomanto gives update to SBC Board of Education.

San Benito County Office of Education. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

Association of California School Administrators recognizes SBC education workers

Seven local winners will be honored at a virtual event on May 7.

San Benito County Office of Education. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Office of Education looking to fill District 5 vacancy

Applications must be received by 12 p.m. on April 1. The Board of Education will conduct interviews on April 8.

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Education / Schools

SBC Office of Education highlights results of summer reading program

Local students read a combined total of 19,663,958 words.

San Benito County Office of Education. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Health

SBC Office of Education collaborates with Behavioral Health Department for mental health services

Through grants and other specialized funding, schools have worked to provide additional counselors, social workers and mental health therapists to address growing need.

Megan Ward adapting a toy. Photo courtesy of Megan Ward.

Children and Youth

SBC Office of Education holds holiday toy drive for special needs children

Donations can be dropped off at three no-contact locations in Hollister until Nov. 20.

San Benito County Board of Education, District 1 candidates Mary Anne Filice, Shawn Herrera and Elizabeth Zepeda Gonzales.

Education / Schools

Election 2020: San Benito County Office of Education District 1

Three candidates compete for single seat on Nov. 3.

San Benito County Office of Education. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Office of Education hires school social workers

New hires will work to address chronic absenteeism by identifying underlying social emotional issues experienced by county students.

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Education / Schools

SBC Office of Education shares summer reading challenge results

Although the challenge does not end until Aug. 28, students have already shattered the goal by reading over 14 million words.

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Education / Schools

Office of Education celebrates top readers in Spring Footsteps 2 Brilliance program

Early childhood programming offers books, games and activities in English and Spanish.

In a little over a year of reconciling accounts, Gabriel Moulaison found 175 accounting errors. Photo by John Chadwell.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: The errors of their ways

After years of ignoring discrepancies and using unprofessional accounting practices when dealing with school districts, the county auditor’s office and county office of education are spending about $100,000 to get help with reconciling their books.

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Children and Youth

Reading program far surpasses 3 million-page goal

Footsteps2Brilliance through the County Office of Education is working to promote literacy during the summer and beyond

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Children and Youth

Spelling Bee winners headed to state championship

Two winners and runners-up from the elementary and junior high divisions will represent the county at the state championships in May

Dr. Mike Schmoker addresses a joint school board meeting of all San Benito County school districts

Schools & Education

Expert to San Benito Educators: Keep it Simple

San Benito County educators hear from an expert on being more effective