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Hollister middle school students take regional honors

Nine students participate in prestigious musical ensemble.

Chef Carlos Pineda (center with apron) teaching students. Photo Courtesy of San Andreas Continuation High School Principal Scott Ervin.

Schools & Education

San Benito County students get cooking in new culinary program 

Getting hands-on instruction, this is a first step toward employment in the food industry.

File photo of school buses in Hollister. Photo by John Chadwell.


COMMENTARY: Southside finds temporary transportation solution

John Schilling writes to update residents on the transportation challenges families at the Hollister Migrant Center are experiencing.

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Schools & Education

Three events providing students with free school supplies

They’ll be distributed at San Andreas Continuation School, Target and Enterprise Martial Arts Studio.

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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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Education / Schools

COMMUNITY OPINION: Do the ends justify the means?

Drew McAlister writes In response to: Aromas-San Juan teachers vote of ‘no confidence’ in the superintendent.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Work with Huntoon, not against her

Levesque writes that it would have been nice to see a meeting between the union and superintendent in hopes of communicating the issues and working towards a solution.

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


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.

San Juan School. Photo by Robert Eliason.


San Juan and Aromas students return Jan. 10

District makes adjustments as it faces unknowns regarding student positivity rate and availability of substitute teachers.

Protesters show their signs during a group photo during the Oct. 18 protest. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

San Benito residents join statewide protest against requiring COVID-19 vaccine for students

Protesters say it’s parents’ right to decide if vaccination is appropriate.

Construction workers on the roof of new housing units. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito High trustees okay first reading of school impact fees policy

The board is scheduled to adopt the second reading on Oct. 26.

Members of the Social Emotional Team: Adina Austin, Eliana Delgadillo, Daniel Romero, Joel Cuevas, Rafael Garcia Zendejas, Pavandeep Sandhu, Veronica Gonzalez, Marcela Serrano, Bianca Soto, Lucia Aleman, Luis Arguello, Magali Medina and Adriana Gallegos. Photos courtesy of the Hollister School District.


COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Hollister School District builds full Social-Emotional Team

The Hollister School District writes that school counselors, licensed social workers and licensed mental health therapists are part of a team focused on students' well being.

Students read from computers in class. Photo courtesy SBC Office of Education

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SBC Superintendent of Schools Announces 2021 Summer Reading Challenge Results

San Benito County students read an 9,224,796 words.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Gavilan College Campus Closed Due to Power Outage

The main campus is closed but other Gavilan locations will not be affected.

One of the eight dental care stations.

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San Benito County Oral Health Program launches Back-Tooth-School activities

The San Benito County Oral Health Program encourages parents and caregivers to make scheduling a dental check-up for their children a priority.