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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 February 2023   

James D. Fossett

General Comments:  

This has been a great year of learning with our instructional coaches from RPDP and February 24th will be our last full day of training with them, though we are scheduling another activity in the spring.  They will be returning next year and we have already begun to lay out our work for 2023-2024.

Important Dates:

Home Game Basketball February 3rd - Friday, Goldfield

Home Game Basketball February 6th - Monday, Goldfield

Basketball Tonopah Tournament February 10th-11th - Friday & Saturday

District PLC & Safety Dev. Committee February 7th - Tuesday 1:00 PM

Board Meeting (and Valentine’s Day) February 14th - Tuesday 4:00 PM 

Presidents’ Day February 20th - Monday (no school)

Professional Development February 24th -Friday in Goldfield


We have launched a collaborative middle school science and a middle school math class with Elevate K12.  So far, things are going well.  As we pilot this cross district shared instruction, we hope to establish solutions for obtaining content specialists to fill district instructional gaps.

PLC/Safety Committee:  

We have been working with Oasis, our technology support group, to develop an affordable solution for phone service and intercoms for the district.  After a great deal of work, research, and planning, we are now on track to get the system up and running this spring.  

District Facilities and Bus Update:  

Manny DeLuna has passed his bus driver’s test and is now a fully licensed bus driver!  We appreciate his efforts in studying and traveling to obtain his license.  A warm welcome to Clayton Buecker, our new Goldfield shuttle bus driver.   


Nevada Superintendents were on hand during Governor Joe Lombardo’s State of the State address, before the state legislature.  The governor announced that his budget would include 2 billion dollars for education, millions in funding for preK programs and curriculum, support for mental health clinics (especially in the under-serviced rurals) and an immediate cessation of the gas tax to lower Nevada’s high gas prices.  In February, all Nevada Superintendents will be traveling to San Antonio, Texas for the AASA conference to learn and collaborate with education leaders from across the country. 

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Esmeralda County School District

Goldfield Office:  233 Ramsey, Goldfield, NV 89013

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 129, Dyer, NV 89010

Dyer Central Office:  MM 11 Hwy 264, NV 89010

(775) 572-3310
Esmeralda School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or gender identity or expression. Esmeralda School District is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Nevada State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination.
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