Meet the Board Members

3 hours 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

Carl Brownfield

Board President

Carl Brownfield

Paul Melendrez

Board Vice-President

Anna Pacheco

Anna Pacheco


J. Paul Melendrez

Marlayna Payne


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 775-572-3250; Fax 775-572-3310

Winifred L. Sanderson, District Board / Admin. Support
PO Box 129, Dyer, NV 89013
Office 775-572-3250; Fax 775-572-3310

Melinda Melendrez

By Winifred Sanderson


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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, 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 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.