The Nye County School District is governed by seven Trustees who are elected from specific areas for four-year terms.  The duties of the Board are to:

  • Establish policies that direct the District;

  • Employ and evaluate the Superintendent;

  • Negotiate with employee groups to determine salaries and benefits;

  • Approve the annual budget;

  • Authorize elections on bond proposals and other issues;

  • Determine the long-range direction of the District;

  • Communicate with the community.

School Board meetings are held every three to four weeks, and are mainly located in the Southern District Office Boardroom.  The Board of Trustees meets at least once a year in outlying communities.  All regular Board meetings are open to the public.  If there are issues that impact specific communities, meetings will be video-conferenced to those communities whenever possible.  Occasionally, the Board schedules special meetings to examine specific issues more thoroughly.  The section of the Board meeting entitled "closed session" is closed to the public per Nevada law.  Items the Board may discuss in closed sessions include personnel matters, discussions with legal counsel, collective bargaining, student restraints, and student rights violations.  Any actions resulting from discussion in closed session must be voted on during the open session.

NCSD Board members are interested in the concerns and opinions of the public.  By hearing from the public, the Board can make better-informed decisions. Public Input is scheduled at the beginning of each meeting for items listed on the agenda over which the Board has jurisdiction and again at the end of the meeting for items not listed on the agenda for consideration as a future agenda item.  Individual comment is limited to 3 minutes, 5 minutes if you are speaking for a group. When submitting written testimony, please provide 10 copies.  Public Input is not intended as a forum for debate.  The Board cannot take action on any items brought up during Public Input.  If specific concerns need further investigation and response from the Board, you may request that an item be placed on a future agenda.

We hope you enjoy visiting our site. Be sure and view our FAQs for answers to questions you may have.  If you wish to participate in other ways NCSD, you may become involved as a volunteer.  There are opportunities available, from working with students in the classroom to helping in the school office.  Please contact the school in which you would like to volunteer. The Board occasionally appoints special advisory committees to investigate areas of concern. If you would like to serve on a special committee, please leave your name with the Superintendent's Office.


All required members of the Nye County School District Board of Trustees have successfully completed a minimum of six hours of professional development per NRS Chapter 386 (AB 451).