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 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. 

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.

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