Christian de Jesus Cardenas doing his homework after school. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News

School districts host cohorts of students most vulnerable during the pandemic

It began with special education students and extended onto migrant students, English learners, and foster/homeless students.

LGBTQ+ Flag Raising at City Hall in 2020. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Response to Hollister City Council’s disapproval of raising the LGBTQ+ Pride flag

San Benito High School student writes about how raising the flag at City Hall would signify 'acceptance and support for the LGBTQ+ community.'

San Benito High School. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School set to reopen April 19

Students returning to campus on hybrid schedule.

Samantha Rivas and Deborah Armstrong at the San Benito High School Wellness Center. Photo courtesy of Samantha Rivas.

Education / Schools

Wellness center reaches out to teens during pandemic

San Benito High School aims to end the stigma of depression and anxiety.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SBC makes General Plan changes in preparation for regional park

San Benito High School and county plan to exchange properties.

Conner Ortez, Sharon Bocanegra and Peyton Evans in front of the San Benito High School administration building. The three students held a protest against distance learning on Feb. 22. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Three students protest distance learning outside San Benito High School

Two Balers and one HDLA student set up outdoor classroom in front of campus office.

San Benito High School. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

SBHS Trustees approve lowering graduation standards for failing seniors

Staff presentation shows changing credit requirement from 220 to 190 will benefit 80 out of 83 students at risk of not graduating.

Out of 736 San Benito High School seniors in the 2021 graduating class, 83 are at-risk of failing. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

83 San Benito High School seniors at risk of not graduating

Board of Trustees considers proposal to reduce the number of credits required to finish school.

San Benito High School. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

SBHS Trustees discuss construction of $165 million high school

New school would accommodate a third of the students of present school, cost property owners a minimum of $73 million.

Sylvia DeLuna and Melanie Burns have become friends since sharing their experiences working as bus drivers for San Benito High School. Photo courtesy of Melanie Burns.

Education / Schools

BL Special Report: Former SBHS employees allege abuse, wrongful terminations

Three bus drivers have sued the San Benito High School District because of one supervisor. Two were awarded large settlements and the third is still in court.*

San Benito High School senior Nicole Miller recently signed to play beach volleyball with Concordia University. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Sports & Recreation

SBHS senior signs to play beach volleyball in college

Nicole Miller signed with Concordia University at a Dec. 4 ceremony.

Stadium at San Benito High School. Photo by Julia Hicks.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School sports postponed due to continued statewide surge of COVID-19 infections

SBHS currently has 42 cohorts made up of more than 450 student-athletes who have been conditioning since mid-October.

Gifted Basketball. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

SBHS earns Unified Champion School designation

Special Olympics of Northern California recognizes district for fourth year in a row.

The view from the podium at the 2019 San Benito High School graduation. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Education / Schools

BL Special Report: Students falling through the cracks

Over a three-year period, disabled students in San Benito County dropped out at more than twice the rate of the general student population.

Students wait for temperature checks before coming onto campus. If San Benito County remains in the red tier through December, SBHS may open on Jan. 11. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School prepares for possible reopening in January

Superintendent Tennenbaum, Principal Ramirez and other staff explain how returning to in-person instruction would work.