Carl Brownfield Spotlight
Carl Brownfield Spotlight

Our amazing school board president was highlight in the NASB spring newsletter.


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.

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


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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 April 2024   

James D. Fossett, Superintendent

Important Dates:

Goldfield Literacy Night/Book Fair Mar. 28th-Apr. 4th - Literacy night & bookfair

Dyer Literacy Night/Book Fair Apr. 4th-15th - Literacy night & bookfair

Easter Week Late Start April 1st - School Starts at 10:00 AM

School Board Meeting April 9th  - Goldfield 5:00 PM

SBAC Testing Apr. 22th-May 2nd  - Exact Testing Dates Announced Locally

General Comments: During quarter 4 many unique activities are coming up, to include MAPS testing, SBAC testing, Mustang Round Up, EsCSD Track Meet, and graduations. We are excited to see all of our friends from the community and will post to our website, Facebook, and letters home about important events, celebrations, and special events. 

PLC/Safety Committee: As staff have worked together one critical component is how those relationships are working. From our latest District Climate Survey, EsCSD has rated excellent in all 5 categories! This is an accomplishment we are proud to announce. 

District Facilities and Bus Update: The new bus for Goldfield is finally arriving. April marks not only the arrival of our new wheelchair equipped bus for Goldfield, but also the purchase and delivery of our newest bus in the Dyer fleet of buses. We have also successfully liquidated many older vehicles, including 3 buses headed to Belize in Central America to provide transportation to people who need them.

Superintendent/Board: Superintendents are working on modifications to our end of year mandatory testing. Along with NDE and the Governor, we are reducing the overload of required testing to a more manageable level. The superintendent has visited every classroom in the district multiple times, and both classrooms and teachers are working hard, and do great things. EsCSD is a district its families can  be proud of.

Vision, Mission, Belief Statements


Our vision at Esmeralda County School District is to foster a nurturing environment where every child thrives academically, emotionally, and socially. We aim to cultivate a community where curiosity is nurtured, individuality is celebrated, and learning is a lifelong journey. Through collaborative partnerships between students, educators, and families, we aspire to empower each child to reach their full potential and become compassionate, confident, and responsible members of society.

Mission Statement

At Esmeralda County School District, our mission is to provide a holistic and innovative education that nurtures the whole child. We are committed to fostering a dynamic learning environment where every student is valued, challenged, and supported. Through personalized instruction, rigorous academic standards, and diverse enrichment opportunities, we strive to inspire a love for learning and cultivate critical thinking, creativity, and resilience in our students. By fostering a culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and continuous improvement, we empower our students to become lifelong learners, compassionate leaders, and contributing members of a global community. Together, we are shaping the future, one child at a time.

Belief Statements

1. We believe in the inherent potential of all students to achieve excellence academically, emotionally, and socially, in alignment with our vision of fostering a nurturing environment where every child thrives

2. We believe that realizing this potential is best achieved through the collaborative framework of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), guided by our mission of providing personalized instruction and diverse enrichment opportunities.

3. We believe in cultivating a learning environment that prioritizes citizenship, physical well-being, and moral integrity, preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

4. We believe in fostering a culture of respect for social and individual diversity, in line with our vision of celebrating individuality and inclusivity.

5. We believe that meaningful engagement with families and community organizations is essential to the success of our students, reflecting our mission of collaboration and partnership in shaping the future leaders of tomorrow.

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.