Vision, Mission, Belief Statements

VISION STATEMENT We envision a highly effective district-wide safe and orderly Professional Learning Community that results in a premier school of highly engaged and highly motivated students preparing for High School and 21st Century College, Career and Citizenship responsibilities.

MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to create a safe and orderly environment with a highly effective PK-8 district-wide Professional Learning Community that appropriately delivers NVCCSS to a rural student population that will result in a 100% graduation of eighth grade students adequately prepared for High School responsibilities.


  1. WE BELIEVE that all students can learn at high levels.

  2. WE BELIEVE that this can best be achieved by becoming and performing as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). We will be guided by three questions: A. What is it we want our students to learn? B. How will we know our students have learned? C. What will we do when they do not learn?

  3. WE BELIEVE in providing a learning environment that fosters citizenship, a high level of health and physical fitness; and one that supports a moral/ethical approach to the challenges of our current society, to college and to career readiness.

  4. WE BELIEVE in providing a learning environment that fosters respect for social and individual diversity.

  5. WE BELIEVE that “Family and Community Engagement in Public Schools” is critical to student success.

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


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.


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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 March 2024   

James D. Fossett, Superintendent

Important Dates:

End Third Quarter March 7th - 3/4ths of the way through the year

School Board Meeting March 12th     - Dyer 5:00 PM

Parent Teacher Conferences March 14th  - To be scheduled with each family

Spring Break March 18th-21st - No School

General Comments: Students have shown great endurance this year, coming to school everyday and working hard. The hands-on projects, physical education, and constant academic effort evident everywhere one looks! Our Basketball season has concluded. A special thank you to our volunteer Coach Jackie Dowers and staff Chiemi Larsen, Christina Sullivan and Elaine Arnold.

PLC/Safety Committee: The district PLC meeting in March will put the finishing touches on our critical WWHSP Workplace Safety Plan. We originally planned to complete this in one session in November, but committee members saw the need to better understand the plan, the process, and exactly how we, as a unique district, would craft our plan to best benefit our organization. Three cheers for this hard working committee. They did an outstanding job and it will go before the School Board for acceptance in the March Board meeting. 

District Facilities and Bus Update: We have some new pictures of our new bus being outfitted with the last needful items before going into service. The newly required underhood engine fire suppression system is one of those last steps. Even as we anticipate the arrival of our new bus, we are scouting for another one for the other side of the district. The work really never ends. 

Superintendent/Board: Superintendents from all over the United States came together in San Diego for the AASA convention, where all superintendents (over 5,000 strong) come together to collaborate, give input on policy, and share great thinking about how to make better education in America. 

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.