The Hollister School District, is located in beautiful San Benito County. Hollister is just a short drive from the majestic Pinnacles National Park and Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation area. From Hollister to the west you are not far from the beautiful beaches of Santa Cruz and Monterey and the rugged coastline of Carmel and Big Sur.
Hollister is a growing community that still offers its residents the solitude of beautiful hills, open meadows, and a safe and relaxing quality of life. The Hollister School District is committed to academic excellence.
The district serves a student population of about 5,600 students. Around 40% of our students are English Learners. There are five elementary schools that serve students in grades TK - 5, two school that serves TK – 8, two middle schools that serve 6 – 8, a Dual Language Academy (grades TK-8, Spanish/English) and an Accelerated Achievement Academy (grades 4 - 8). The Hollister Dual Language Academy became a California Distinguished School in 2012. The Accelerated Achievement Academy became a California Distinguished School in 2013. Hollister School District is honored to announce that the Accelerated Achievement Academy, Cerra Vista Elementary, Gabilan Hills Elementary, and Rancho San Justo Middle School have been named to the 2017 - 2018 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for high achievement and student success.
The District employs more than 600 staff members, including certificated and classified employees, substitutes and others. The district provides its employees extensive professional development opportunities for experienced teachers and newly inducted teachers are supported through the Santa Cruz New Teacher Project.
On November 4, 2014 the voters of the Hollister School District passed Measure “M” a $28.5 million facilities bond. On November 8, 2016, the voters of the Hollister School District passed Measure “V”, a $36 million facilities bond. The Board of Trustees approved a resolution that established an independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee to oversee Measure “M” and “V” bond proceeds, expenditures and audit reports.
Bond measures require an independent oversight committee and annual audits to ensure money is used only for voter approved school improvements and repairs. The purpose of the Measure “M” & “V” Citizens’ Oversight Committee is to:
- Review and report on the expenditure of voter-approved bond money
- Receive and review copies of annual performance and financial audits
- Present an annual written report to the Governing Board
Education Code Section 15278 requires that the Measure “M” & “V” Citizens’ Oversight Committee inform the public concerning the expenditure of revenues received from bond sales pursuant to Measure “M” & “V”. The seven-member Oversight Committee is comprised of individuals from local businesses, senior citizen organizations, organizations involved with schools, a bona fide taxpayers’ organization, as well as involved parents of children enrolled in the Hollister School District.
The Measure “M” & “V” Citizens’ Oversight Committee is currently seeking applicants to fill two (2) seats on the Committee. Interested individuals must be one of the following:
- Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) such as Parent Teacher Association (PTA) or school site council (must also be a parent or guardian of student currently enrolled in the Hollister School District.
- A person who is a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the Hollister School District.
If you are interested in serving on the Measure “M” & “V” Citizens’ Oversight Committee, please submit your application to:
Hollister School District
Attn: Facilities Department
2690 Cienega Road
Hollister, CA 95023