In partnership with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the SafeVoice program provides students a safe place to submit tips concerning their own safety or that of others. A fully trained professional team of experts responds in an appropriate manner 24/7/365. Tips always stay anonymous. The SafeVoice reporting system can be accessed by clicking on this link: or calling 833-216-SAFE. District SafeVoice Coordinator is Linda Kile.


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Esmeralda County School District

James D. Fossett, Superintendent, EsCSD

Physical Address
Goldfield:  5th & Ramsey, Goldfield, NV 89013
Dyer:  MM 11 Hwy 264, Dyer, Nevada 89010
Mailing:  P.O. Box 129
Dyer, Nevada 89010
Goldfield Office 775-485-6382

Goldfield Office Fax 775-485-3511
Dyer Office 775-572-3250
Dyer Office Fax 775-572-3310

Dr. M. Neil Terhune

*A translated copy of this document will be made available upon request by calling 775-572-3250. 

* Una copia traducida de este documento estará disponible a pedido llamando al 775-572-3250.

Superintendent’s Board Report for May 2023   

James D. Fossett

General Comments:  

There is a whole lot going on in May!  The district track meet, Graduations, Awards Assemblies, 8th Grade Trip, and Spring Concerts.  To see all the events, go to the link below.

Important Dates:

District Track Meet May 5th        - Dyer (Friday)

Dinosaur Field Trip May 7th Goldfield (Wednesday)

Eighth Grade Trip May 8th-11th   - Monday-Thursday

School Board Meeting May 30th     - Dyer (Tuesday) 

End of the Regular School Year May 24th - Last Day of School for Students

Summer School & STEM Camp June 5th-9th & 14th-16th from 8:00-12:30


Teachers and students are finishing SBAC as I write this board report.  The energy is very positive in the classrooms and even with all the testing going on, teachers are doing enough learning activities and hands on learning, so that there are smiles on students’ faces.

PLC/Safety Committee:  

During our May meeting we will be focusing on a look back at our training activities for the 2022-2023 school year and making sure we build on everything we’ve learned this year as we have greatly increased our work with other county entities (Sheriffs, Fire).

District Facilities and Bus Update:  

The field at Dyer has had standing snow and water in and around it later this year than usual, but trenching, pipe laying, and placement of the tracking ring are all getting done this month!  Our goal now is to get grass and trees in the ground, along with the sprinklers to water them in June.  


We have some changes coming up in the way we work at the district level. The changes will occur in September of 2023.  Some staff will be doing a portion of their work off site, and some of our positions will be filled by virtual staffing.  At present, the outlook is very good for EsCSD, because we are growing in our ability to work as a team, and coming up with new ways to solve old issues.  I’m proud of the incredible people working in our district, the families that lend us the privilege of teaching their children, and the work of the community and the School Board in supporting all these efforts.  It is a great thing to be a part of such a good community!

Notice of Nondiscrimination


Esmeralda County School District (“District”) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activities operated by the District. The District is prohibited from such discrimination by Title IX, and the prohibition against such discrimination extends to employment.
The District’s Title IX Coordinator(s):

Primary Jasmine Simental, District Coordinator, Esmeralda County School District PO Box 335, Dyer, NV 89010 775-572-3250 Secondary Winifred L. Sanderson, HR, Esmeralda County School District PO Box 129, Dyer, NV 89010 775-572-3250

Inquiries about the application of Title IX to the District may be referred to the District’s Title IX Coordinator, or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202, or both.

Vision, Mission, Belief Statements

VISION STATEMENT We envision a highly effective district-wide safe and orderly Professional Learning Community that results in a premier school of highly engaged and highly motivated students preparing for High School and 21st Century College, Career and Citizenship responsibilities.

MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to create a safe and orderly environment with a highly effective PK-8 district-wide Professional Learning Community that appropriately delivers NVCCSS to a rural student population that will result in a 100% graduation of eighth grade students adequately prepared for High School responsibilities.


  1. WE BELIEVE that all students can learn at high levels.

  2. WE BELIEVE that this can best be achieved by becoming and performing as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). We will be guided by three questions: A. What is it we want our students to learn? B. How will we know our students have learned? C. What will we do when they do not learn?

  3. WE BELIEVE in providing a learning environment that fosters citizenship, a high level of health and physical fitness; and one that supports a moral/ethical approach to the challenges of our current society, to college and to career readiness.

  4. WE BELIEVE in providing a learning environment that fosters respect for social and individual diversity.

  5. WE BELIEVE that “Family and Community Engagement in Public Schools” is critical to student success.

Office Schedule

Monday through Thursday, Fridays when school is in session

7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Dyer Office 775-572-3250

Goldfield Office 775-485-6352