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.


25 days ago

Esmeralda County School District

M. Neil Terhune Ed. D.
Superintendent, EsCSD

Physical:  MM 11 Hwy 264
Dyer, Nevada 89010

Mailing:  P.O. Box 129
Dyer, Nevada 89010

Dyer Office 775-572-3250
Dyer Office Fax 775-572-3310

Goldfield Office 775-485-6382
Goldfield Office Fax 775-485-3511

Dr. M. Neil Terhune

Please be advised that the District is experiencing intermittent internet connection issues and our VoIP is not working properly.  Please call 775-572-3101 for immediate assistance, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  

*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 November 2021

General Comments:  Last report I made a point of crediting our subs for helping us through illnesses and accidents. We owe them a lot. With that said it is good that our school is scheduled for some time off over Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving this month. The families and staff need some down time to catch their breath… and get well. As you know we lost Saundra and Bryan. We have experienced serious illnesses that have taken their toll working through whole families. I am not immune either and am recovering from a serious bout of flu. Attendance continues to be a significant challenge for the district.

Teachers/Students:  The following are activities scheduled between now and the next Board meeting.

    Inservice                  ………………………     November 5

    B-ball in Tonopah  ………………………      November 6

    Bryan’s Service in GF ………………….     November 6 (11:00)

    NASB Conference…………………………     November 11-13

    Board meeting……………………………..     November 12 (4:00)

    B Ball Armagosa  ……..…………………..    November 12

    B Ball Battle Mountain …………………    November 19-20

    GF SS Fair and Thanksgiving Dinner… November 23d

    Thanksgiving holiday……………………      November 24- 28

On October 14th we took our PK-5 grades to the Pumpkin Patch for our Primary grades Field Trip. The weather cooperated and it went well.   

Thanks to Ashton Johnson and the Dowers our Basketball season is in full swing. We practice separately and then together as we can work the schedule out. We have come close to winning a couple of games. Thanks to Jim and his staff we hosted a GF home game with Tonopah, and it was a credit to our school. We had a nice gym, great turnout, and concessions. We always play Co-Ed no matter what. Our lady players are one of our greatest strengths. I think Tonopah was desperate not to have a girl team beat them and they eked one out against us. 😊

PLC/Safety Committee

Our monthly PLC/Safety Committee meeting agenda focused on planning and coordination of our Inservice on November 5th. That will entail academic interventions (, admin coordination for our Social Studies Fair on November 24th and an afternoon of Safety Review of our Emergency Operations contingencies. Bruce Kirby will be a part of that as well.

We also covered calendar and ASO specific issues that needed refining.  

Personnel and School Structure

With the support of our Central Office, I will be asking the board to temporarily approve (only to the end of the school Year) another Para position to facilitate the eventual replacement of Veronica’s position in GF MS. As you have been told the transition of administration requires some internal transfers and we need to do this this to secure tenure for one of our staff until we work the hiring out. It will not cost the district more than the approved budget. We will remove it next summer.

District Facilities and Bus Update.

We are undergoing a state bus inspections. Doug will bring you up to speed when we know how we have done. Manny, Brian and Monahan replaced the floor in one of our GF houses. Houses and classrooms have been winterized.


The district is setting aside Academic Recovery Plan (ARP) funds for bonus hiring of bus drivers. We have 6 potential. There will be some bus training on Nov 5th. Doug says that he has also learned that the safe distance mandate for buses has been lifted. This means that once we get the driver(s) we can offer transportation to our student athletes after practice once more.



The next meeting is December 14th in GF at 5:00.  

We will get a report of our semiannual School Business audit at next week’s board meeting. No issues that we know of.

As always, your thoughts and/or prayers are requested for the many who are sick and have lost loved ones.

Thanks for helping your school family do all things in wisdom, order, with foresight and all the while acknowledging with gratitude from whence all blessings come. 😊

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.

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 Roger Ottolino, Counselor Esmeralda County School District PO Box 560, Goldfield, NV 89013 775-485-6382 Secondary Winifred L. Sanderson, HR Director 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.