San Benito High School received attention in California Schools Magazine for its inclusion efforts.
The article in the Fall 2018 edition of the magazine includes an article highlighting multiple efforts on campus to prepare Life Skills students to be “active and confident members of our community and of society,” according to Dr. Paulette Cobb, the director of special education for the district, as quoted in the magazine.
The story goes on to highlight the school’s programs such as the Circle of Friends that includes special education and general education students; the Gifted Games that allows Life Skills students to participate in athletics; Baler Biscuits that gives Life Skills students real-world working experience; Peer Helpers, a class where general education students help Life Skills students with extra support; Gifted Cheer; Baler Buckaroos Rodeo, which involves the Future Farmers of America and community sponsors; Happy Cup, a campus beverage and snack service run by special ed students; Life Skills Prom; and Gifted Soccer.
Writer Adam Breen, an SBHS staff member, wrote the story and quoted Superintendent Shawn Tennenbaum to conclude the article.
“Our hope is that other schools and districts will embrace an inclusive environment for all students, thus helping society as a whole,” Tennenbaum was quoted as saying for the California Schools Magazine piece.