Recent Hollister School District (HSD) employee recruitment efforts are working to address the need for special education staff in the district. Beginning in February, district administration developed a plan to assertively recruit new school psychologists, occupational therapists, nurses, board certified behavior analysts and special education teachers.
“Our district made the recruitment of highly qualified special education staff a priority,” Superintendent Diego Ochoa said. “In prior years, we relied heavily on the services of outside contractors and we chose to move away from that model. We knew that our educational programs would greatly improve if we could hire and train our own permanent staff. I’m most excited for our students, staff, and parents.”