Meet the Board Members

15 days ago

All members of the Esmeralda County School District Board of Trustees are in the process of completing a minimum of six hours of professional development as required by NRS Chapter 386 (AB451).  
Trisha Hafer


Board President

Carl Brownfield

Carl Brownfield

Vice President

William Kirby

William Kirby


J. Paul Melendrez

J. Paul Melendrez


Fred Hartman

Trinie Johnson


Dr. M. Neil Terhune

James D. Fossett


Mary Ann Horton, District Board / Admin. Support
PO Box 129, Dyer, NV 89013
Office 775-485-6382; Fax 775-485-3511

Winifred L. Sanderson, District Board / Admin. Support
PO Box 129, Dyer, NV 89013
Office 775-485-6382; Fax 775-485-3511

Vacant Position

Carl Brownfield:

William Kirby:

J. Paul Melendrez:

Trinie Johnson:

James D. Fossett:

Melinda Melendrez

By Winifred Sanderson


11 days ago

Esmeralda County School District

James D. Fossett, Superintendent, EsCSD

Physical Address 
Goldfield:  5th & Ramsey, Goldfield, NV 89013
Dyer:  MM 11 Hwy 264, Dyer, NV 89010
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 129
Dyer, Nevada 89010
Goldfield Office 775-485-6382
Goldfield Fax 775-485-3511
Dyer Office 775-572-3250
Dyer Office Fax 775-572-3310

*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 September 2023   

James D. Fossett

General Comments:  

Back to school nights in Goldfield and Dyer occurred the last week of August and went very well. Our enrollments have been going up weekly now for the last 4 weeks.

Important Dates:

Labor Day Holiday September 4th       - No School Monday 

School Board Meeting September 12th     - Dyer Tuesday 4:00 PM

PD Day September 15th     - Friday PD Goldfield


For the first time, students and teachers of EsCSD accomplished all baseline (beginning of the year) testing in the first two weeks of school! As teachers examine results, student grouping, interventions, and accelerated instruction will all be setup. 

PLC/Safety Committee:  

With minor changes to the safety drills and training for this year, we are off to a great start with all county resources (sheriff, fire, emergency management) collaborating to make this a safe and productive school year. 

District Facilities and Bus Update:  

During the historic Hurricane Hilary, the schools of EsCSD suffered no damage. Special thanks to members of the community, maintenance and other staff who helped prepare for the deluge with sandbags, watchfulness, and great teamwork. 


In August we received word that our PreK grant came through. It is going to offer us substantial support for improved PreK curriculum, more staffing for PreK. The numbers in our PreK classroom have been increasing across the board this year. Dyer is up to 9, Goldfield and Silver Peak are up to 5.