Gary L. McIntire, Superintendent of the Hollister School District, talks with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, as well as education expert Bobbi DePorter, about the district's commitment to academic excellence, the various schools and outreach programs. The district serves a student population of about 5,500 students. There are five elementary schools that serve students in grades K - 5, one school that serves K – 8, two middle schools that serve 6 – 8, a Dual Language Academy (grades K - 6, 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. Located in San Benito County in central California, Hollister is a gateway community to Pinnacles National Park. Learn more about the area at SanBenitoCountyChamber.com.
This interview originally aired on June 12, 2015, as part of Big Ble