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We are without doubt the smallest school district in Nevada and yet we are blessed with over 3,570 square miles of mountainous high-desert landscape. With only seventy elementary students in three locations, we offer a personal touch to education unmatched in the lower “forty-eight” states. Even though we live in a remote area, few schools in the Nation can equal Esmeralda’s use of classroom technology.

Take a moment to travel through our website and get a flavor of what we have to offer our young people. Esmeralda County School District truly is “Where Education Meets the Frontier”.

Mr. Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Superintendent

Esmeralda County School District
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2016 -2017 Esmeralda CSD Welcome Back

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 07/19/16

July 19, 2016


Dear ECSD Family,

Wow, I can’t believe we are already over halfway through summer vacation. I would like to officially welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year.  I hope you are having a great summer and spending some quality time with your family and friends. It is my sincere hope that your children will be spending some time reading throughout the summer. This letter is sent as a detailed notification of updates of things happening within the Esmeralda County School District.

The opening day of school is set for Monday, August 15, 2016 with a start time of 8:00AM at all building sites (Goldfield, Dyer, and Silver Peak). The district is looking forward to another amazing and successful school year.  

Some of the amazing things going on in ECSD are as follows:

·         We are currently remodeling schools as we are placing new carpeting, flooring, and roofing at our building sites. We expect our schools to be safe, healthy, nurturing, and exciting learning environments. We thank our ECSD Board of Education for approving the Capital Projects which will essentially help to ensure a high level of continued student achievement.

·         Next, we have developed a new School Board Meeting Annex, which is located on 95 at the old Yucca Mountain Building in Goldfield, Nevada. Our first school board meeting of the 2016 – 2017 school year will be held in the new facility Tuesday, August 09, 2016 at 6PM.

·         Due to overcrowding at our Dyer Campus, we were donated a new modular unit from the Nye County School District without charge, other than moving it to our location. The building will house our Pre-K Program and our District Counselor and Director of Special Education.

·         We have also developed a new Parent Education Center at the Goldfield Campus which would host a new initiative “Coffee with the Superintendent” once a month which would allow parents to ask questions and become briefed and updated on district events in an open public forum. (Dates are forthcoming)

·         Our Goldfield Campus will have two new teachers this year.  The breakdown for grade levels at Goldfield are as follows: Grades K-2 – Ms. Lori Daine; Grades 3-4 – Mr. Milo Jury moving from Salt Lake City, Utah; and Grades 5-8 will be taught by Mr. James Dilworth moving from Albuquerque, New Mexico. We welcome them to Esmeralda County.

·         Finally, as a mandate by the Nevada Department of Education the district has moved from our Power School System to Infinite Campus. There is a link on the district website that will take you to the System. There is a link to download Infinite Campus on your mobile device. One user friendly character about this program is this system allows parents to register their students online instead of coming directly into the office.

As always, we thank you for your vested interest and support in our students’ education. I look forward to a very successful and rewarding 2016 – 2017 school year. Please use the Superintendent’s Blog on the district’s website to comment and stay connected to all of the news and updates within ECSD.  I have an “Open Door” policy so feel free to call, email, or even come by to see me if you have any questions or concerns.

Esmeralda CSD “Students’ First”

All the Best,

Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.
Superintendent of Schools

ECSD 2016-2017 Administrative Cabinet

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 06/28/16

Administrative Cabinet
2016 - 2017

Employee Name




Rodriguez Broadnax


Central Office

Winifred Wood

Business Manager

Dyer Elementary Campus

Anabel Guerrero

Financial Manager

Dyer Elementary Campus

John Scates

Academic School Officer

Dyer Elementary Campus

Rob Valentine

Academic School Officer

Silver Peak Elementary Campus

Lori Daine

Academic School Officer

Goldfield Elementary School

Jody McKenzie - Davarpanah

Director of Special Education

Goldfield Elementary Campus

Jerry McDonald


Central Office

Douglas Kile

Director of Transportation

Central Office

Melinda Melendrez

District Secretary

Central Office

School Board Official

Board of Education

Central Office


2016-2017 Teacher Lesson Plan Due Dates

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 06/28/16

Esmeralda CSD

Lesson Plans Due Dates

2016 – 2017

First Semester

______ August 15, 2016

______ August 29, 2016

______September 12, 2016

______September 26, 2016

______October 10, 2016

______October 24, 2016

______November 7, 2016

______November 21, 2016

______December 05, 2016

Second Semester

______January 9, 2017

______January 23, 2017

______February 06, 2017

______February 20, 2017

______March 06, 2017

______March 20, 2017

______April 03, 2017

______April 24, 2017

Spring Letter from the Superintendent

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 03/29/16

 Tuesday, March 22, 2016

 Dear Esmeralda CSD Family,

I trust your week is off to a great start. I can’t believe it is already March and we are on the threshold of Spring Break. As many of you know, we are now in the final nine weeks of the school year with approximately 31 school days remaining until Summer Vacation.  Wow, this school year has flown by. I believe we have made great strides for the improvement of our school district.

As we complete the remainder of our school year, I would ask that we work hard to ensure a very successful and proactive close to the 2015 – 2016 school year and prepare for an even greater 2016 – 2017 school year. We have several major events coming up as we close the year. Those events are listed below:

·         Spring Break: March 25 – April 3, 2016

·         School Board Meeting – April 12th in Goldfield

·         April 15, 2016: Goldfield School Make-up Date for Weather

·         Smarter Balanced Testing Grades (3-8) April 11, 2016 – April 22, 2016

·         Spring MAPS Testing: May 02, 2016 – May 06, 2016

·         Spring Concert – Dyer Elementary – May 04, 2016

·         8th Grade Trip: May 11, 2016 – May 15, 2016

·         May 16th Graduation: Goldfield – Silver Peak Spring Concert

·         Spring Concert /Graduation  - Goldfield: May 17, 2016

·         Last Day of School: May 19, 2016

Please keep the dates for these very important upcoming events.

Finally, as you leave for Spring Break, remember to be safe, have fun, and enjoy your family and friends. Again, let’s finish the year strong academically and supporting each other with the expectation that “Students Come First.”

As always, thank you for all you do for our Esmeralda County Schools!

Have a safe and restful Spring Break!

All the Best,

Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.
Superintendent of Schools

District Announcements

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 01/17/16

Happy New Year! I trust 2016 is off to a great start. As a reminder, All schools and district offices will be closed tomorrow, January 18, 2016 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Schools will be operating on their normal schedules on Friday, January 22, 2016.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact my office.

Have a great week!

All the Best,
Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.
Superintendent of Schools

In-Service Employee Orientation and Professional Development is scheduled to take place starting Monday, August 8 through Thursday, August 11, 2016. Teacher workday on Friday, August 12, 2016. Notice and Agenda's to be distributed shortly. In the meantime, please contact the District Office at 775-485-6382 if you have any questions or concerns. Attendance on Monday, August 8, 2016 is MANDATORY for all District Employees.