Meet the Board Members

5 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

Trisha Hafer

Board President


Carl Brownfield

Carl Brownfield

Vice President

William Kirby

William Kirby

Clerk

J. Paul Melendrez

J. Paul Melendrez

Member

Fred Hartman

Trinie Johnson

Member

Dr. M. Neil Terhune

Dr. M. Neil Terhune

Superintendent

Winifred Sanderson, Interim District Administrative Assistant
PO Box 129, Dyer, NV 89013
Office 775-485-6382; Fax 775-485-3511
wsanderson@esmeraldacountyschools.com

Trisha Hafer:  thafer@esmeraldacountyschools.com

Carl Brownfield:  cbrownfield@esmeraldacountyschools.com

William Kirby:  wkirby@esmeraldacountyschools.com

J. Paul Melendrez:  jpmelendrez@esmeraldacountyschools.com

Trinie Johnson:  tjohnson@esmeraldacountyschools.com

Dr. M. Neil Terhune:  nterhune@esmeraldacountyschools.com

Melinda Melendrez

By Winifred Sanderson

SUPERINTENDENT BOARD REPORT

5 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 Board Report May 2022                                 James D. Fossett

General Comments: 

Teachers/Students:  Here are some important dates coming up!

Goldfield Spring Concert May 4 - Wednesday 6:00 PM

Track Meet EsCSD May 7 - Friday 6:00 PM

Goldfield Graduation May 17 - Tuesday 6:00 PM

Dyer Spring Concert May 18 - Wednesday 6:00 PM

Goldfield Awards May 19 - Thursday 8:30 AM

Dyer Graduation May 19 - Thursday 6:00 PM

Last Day of School Minimum Day May 19 -Minimum Day (Thursday)

PLC/Safety Committee: Our monthly PLC/Safety Committee meeting agenda focused on field trip safety, training, and summer work needed to maintain playgrounds and cafeteria safety. 

Personnel and School Structure:  We have received  resignation letter from our Goldfield food service worker, Sherry Huffman.  The position will be filled through transfer of Scott Hawkins.  His position will not be filled due to budget cuts.  Our reorganization of the counselor position has led us to having a District Coordinator with responsibilities for behavioral interventions as well as a host of other responsibilities which were formerly handled by the counselor.  Jasmine Simental has been transferred into that position and already holds the required degree in psychology.  

District Facilities and Bus Update:  The 25 years of paperwork stored in Goldfield secure storage room  has been moved to a conex box by the cafeteria, making space for another classroom.  Wendy, Anabel, Manny, Monahan, and Doug worked to identify a literal bus load of old documents requiring proper disposal, saving half a storage room.  Manny is already at work outfitting the new classroom.  Summer projects have been planned to organize curriculum, clear out more old material, and prepare for an August garage sale.  Silver Peak has received some much needed carpeting in both classrooms and it looks great!  Thank you Manny.  Manny and Brian have installed the donated drinking fountains (filtered and chilled bottle filling stations) in Silver Peak and Dyer.  Goldfield will get theirs soon.  We would like to recognize  Albemarle for donating the money for the fountains.

Superintendent/Board: In our Monday morning Staff meetings Mary Ann, Anabel, Wendy, and I have applied for our high school 3 year renewal, alternative schedule for our 4 day week, and a host of other required state documents.  Our school improvement plans and district improvement plan (CIP, and DPP) have been worked on by ASOs and school staff, as well as district staff to wrap up this school year and prepare for the 22-23 school year.  Summer school has been planned for both the elementary and virtual high schools.  Leadership training for ASOs in June at the Superintendent’s Academy, as well as in house training for those new to their positions has been carried out, and more training planned.  Nevada superintendents are taking on the task of working on reducing the abundance of assessments required at the state level, and Jesus Jara of CCSD is spearheading our movement to end SBAC testing with the possibility of using the MAP test instead.  We are just starting work on this and haven’t nailed down the particulars, but we will be working to move away from taking one test after another.  We’d like to recognize the support of the  local Masonic Lodge, once again donating money for the end of year bike give away to the students with the greatest growth in reading scores. once again donating money for the end of year bike give away to the students with the greatest growth in reading scores. once again donating money for the end of year bike give away to the students with the greatest growth in reading scores.   We are just starting work on this and haven’t nailed down the particulars, but we will be working to move away from taking one test after another.  We’d like to recognize the support of the  local Masonic Lodge, once again donating money for the end of year bike give away to the students with the greatest growth in reading scores. once again donating money for the end of year bike give away to the students with the greatest growth in reading scores. once again donating money for the end of year bike give away to the students with the greatest growth in reading scores.   We are just starting work on this and haven’t nailed down the particulars, but we will be working to move away from taking one test after another.  We’d like to recognize the support of the  local Masonic Lodge, once again donating money for the end of year bike give away to the students with the greatest growth in reading scores. once again donating money for the end of year bike give away to the students with the greatest growth in reading scores. once again donating money for the end of year bike give away to the students with the greatest growth in reading scores.  once again donating money for the end of year bike give away to the students with the greatest growth in reading scores. once again donating money for the end of year bike give away to the students with the greatest growth in reading scores.  once again donating money for the end of year bike give away to the students with the greatest growth in reading scores. once again donating money for the end of year bike give away to the students with the greatest growth in reading scores.