Jose Martinez-Saldaña. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Time to remove school resource officers from our schools

Jose Martinez-Saldaña writes that the myth of violence at schools has long been used as a justification to place police officers in school settings.

File photo of Hollister School District Superintendent Diego Ochoa. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

Facing budget pressures, HSD cuts school resource officer program

Superintendent Diego Ochoa expects ‘billions of dollars in deferrals for education funding this upcoming school year.’

Hollister Police Chief David Westrick, along with principals (left to right) Diana Herbst, Scott Wilbur and Ken Woods, told Hollister School District trustees that school resource officers are part of a team that builds relationships. Photo by John Chadwell.

News

Principals give high grades to school resource officers

Specially trained Hollister police serve as educators, counselors and mentors to students at several schools.

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Schools & Education

OPINION: Shot Down Like A Duck On Opening Day Over School Safety Concerns

As a Hollister School District board member, I just want your kids safe at school. 0 drugs and weapons, 0 violent incidents, and 0 injuries. What's wrong with those goals?