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News Release

State outlines plan to accelerate access to COVID vaccines for education workers 

California has dedicated a minimum of 10% of vaccine supply to K-12 school staff and child care workers.

Teacher Kellie Sabaska instructs students from home. Photo courtesy of Kellie Sabaska.

Education / Schools

Distance learning from a teacher’s perspective

Some HSD instructors say they’d rather continue with remote instruction.

Ladd Lane Principal Jeannine Ostoja and Vice Principal Maylani Mahler with a poster highlighting the guiding idea of Capturing Kids' Hearts. Photo provided.

Schools & Education

Six HSD schools get national recognition

Capturing Kids’ Hearts programming focuses on creating a school culture where kids are cared for.

Educators from Spring Grove School help Santa by responding to letters from students. Photo provided by Rob Bernosky.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Merry Christmas to the educators of San Benito County

HSD trustee Rob Bernosky writes that educators are seemingly facing more problems in recent years than before, and that they deserve a great holiday.

HSD Superintendent Diego Ochoa discusses LCAP issues at Ladd Lane Elementary School on April 9. Photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

HSD Superintendent holds special meetings with parents and teachers

Ochoa discusses needs for next school year that will affect budget.

Presenter Tia Martinez began her presentation by telling attendees about her struggles growing up during a March 20 workshop on disrupting the school to prison pipeline. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

Workshop details school-to-prison pipeline and how to disrupt it

Solutions come down to creating better relationships.

Bill and Debbi Parcell (featured with grandchildren) both stated their proudest moment as a couple has been, "Seeing our sons reach major milestones in their lives, such as high school and college graduations, both of their weddings, and seeing them both become fathers." Photo courtesy of Bill and Debbi Parcell.

San Benito Lifestyle

Local couple share relationship wisdom

Hollister school teachers Bill and Debbi Parcell give insight to creating a lasting relationship.

Local teachers took to the streets earlier this summer to show unity over pay negotiations. Photo by John Chadwell.

Schools & Education

Hollister teachers reach agreement for pay raise

Elementary, middle school instructors get 3 percent bump.

Local teachers took to the streets to show their unity over pay negotiations. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister School District teachers demonstrate over stalled negotiations

Teachers demonstrated on street corners in Hollister to let the community know that they have not been able to come to an agreement with the Hollister School District over pay.

New teacher Diane Mateus with her basket.

Children and Youth

“Baskets of Learning” for new teachers

Two local nonprofits thank new teachers for choosing Hollister and San Benito County as their place to educate.


Children and Youth

County office of education honors teachers, classified employees

Annual ceremony recognizes employees, teachers of the year

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Schools & Education

Local group of women educators awards $3,000 in scholarships to three new teachers

Honor society for educators provided $1,000 scholarships to women working toward their teaching credentials

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Schools & Education

SBHS welcomes new teachers, staff members

Diverse group of educators, staff members come to campus for 2015-16 school year

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Schools & Education

County teachers of the year announced

Board of supervisors to recognize winners at a future meeting



Like father, like son

John and Chris Fisher both teach at San Benito High School