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Superintendent’s Board Report for December 2023
James D. Fossett, Superintendent
NASB Annual Conference Nov. 30th-Dec. 3rd - Thursday through Sunday
MAP Winter Testing December 4th- 14th - Goldfield and Silver Peak
Dyer Winter Program December 7th - Thursday 6 PM Community Center
School Friday December 8th - Friday School Day regular hours
School Board Meeting December 12th - Goldfield 4 PM (Tuesday)
Goldfield/Silver Peak Winter Program December 13th - Wednesday 6 PM Goldfield Gym
End First Semester Dec. 14th - Thursday
Winter Break Dec. 18th - Jan. 4th -Monday, Jan. 8th school in session
General Comments: All of EsCSD gathered for the yearly district Thanksgiving feast. This has been a tradition going back three superintendencies, but this is the first year we’ve held the gathering in Dyer. Much thanks to our food service staff and Tiffany Melendrez especially for pulling off a perfect event! Many moms and dads came out, virtually all district staff, and of course all of the children.
Teachers/Students: We are going to be working with UNLV to get more teachers, aides, and high school students to participate in college classes that lead to teacher certification and hopefully, increasing stability and quality of instruction for EsCSD. Click on the link if you want to know more: https://nvforward.sites.unlv.edu/nv-epic/
PLC/Safety Committee: The district PLC meeting in December served as a valuable platform for collaborative planning and sharing of best practices among educators. Observing Dyer’s impromptu fire drill on the 27th of November, it was clear that staff and students know exactly what to do and how to follow directions in emergency situations. The ability to do those two things are our greatest guarantees for safe schools. Way to go all EsCSD staff and students!!
District Facilities and Bus Update: The school board approved our district transportation director to spend up to $250,000 to secure fleet upgrades for student bussing. The district's aging bus inventory will be liquidated as fleet replacements are obtained. If interested, please contact the district office and watch for announcements on the district website for upcoming bus auctions.
Superintendent/Board: National Association of School Boards (NASB) was attended by the EsCSD school board, district staff, and superintendent on the last days of November and first days of December (Thursday-Sunday). The dedication of our board members and faculty in attending training and collaboration events such as NASB make all the difference in developing a higher level of excellence in how we conduct business and teach the next generation. The new year is around the corner. Keep up the good work!