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Dear community,
I accepted the Board of Education’s request to be acting superintendent, because Central Schools is a great place to work in. My experience in the district for the last four years has been invaluable to me, both personally and professionally. I want to thank the Board for their trust in me during this time of transition.
I would like our students, staff and community to know that the district’s mission and goals remain the same, guided by the incredible things that are happening every day at Centrals Schools.
We have great students and great professionals in the district, and they remain our priority. We want to hear from our stakeholders and make sure they continue to have a voice in the district. Our plans and projects will continue as scheduled, and please know that we will dedicate all the necessary time and effort to make sure they are completed successfully.
We are a one vision, one mission district. Thank you for all you do to make our schools great places to learn and work in.
Dr. Dave Goldtooth, Interim Superintendent
CCSD Administration


CCSD’s Transportation Department is looking for two bus drivers for our Newcomb Bus Yard, as well as Substitute Bus Drivers for Kirtland and Shiprock. [View available positions and apply today]

NEA-New Mexico Jump Start is the ideal way to start the National Board Certification journey. This workshop is designed to familiarize new candidates with the certification process.
April 2, 2019 – The Guardian
Dire streets: muddied roads and broken promises on the Navajo nation
For Cindy Theodore, transportation coordinator for the Central Consolidated School District (CCSD), watching the weather and predicting road conditions is a full-time job. Continue reading 
March 22, 2019 – Santa Fe New Mexican
Lujan Grisham signs landmark clean energy bill
The new law sets up a $20 million fund to aid displaced workers and mandates any energy sources that replace the San Juan plant’s output be located in the Central Consolidated School District, which stands to lose a big chunk of its tax revenue from the facility’s closure. Continue reading
March 12, 2019 – Santa Fe New Mexican
PNM-backed renewable energy bill headed to governor
The bill would set up a $20 million fund to aid displaced workers and mandates any energy sources that replace the San Juan plant’s output be located in the Central Consolidated School District, which covers about 3,000 square miles. Continue reading
March 4, 2019 – Santa Fe New Mexican
Plan for reducing utility carbon output heads to Senate floor
Thanks to a positive recommendation Monday from a Senate committee, the full Senate will hear a bill that would dramatically decrease the amount of carbon coming from electric utilities in the state and help Public Service Company of New Mexico recoup its investments in the coal-burning San Juan Generating Station near Farmington. Continue Reading
February 27, 2019 – Farmington Daily Times
Potential tax holiday among negotiation terms for power plant sale
Farmington’s non-binding letter of intent to sell the San Juan Generating Station to Acme Equities LLC outlines negotiating terms for the sale — including a potential tax holiday. Continue Reading
February 23, 2019 – Santa Fe New Mexican
Shift to renewable energy advances in New Mexico Senate
Terri Benn, superintendent of Central Consolidated Schools, noted that the San Juan Generating Plant provides a huge portion of its operating budget via tax revenues. Continue Reading
February 22, 2019 – New Mexico In Depth
Life after coal: San Juan miners, economists wonder what’s next
The plant’s closure is expected to cost 450 jobs, with substantial ripple effects. San Juan County, San Juan Community College and the Central Consolidated School District are projected to lose nearly $9 million in property tax revenue. Continue Reading
February 22, 2019 – Albuquerque Journal
Opinion: A responsible shift to clean energy
The closure of the San Juan mine and Generating Station in 2022 will eliminate around 450 jobs and create property tax losses for San Juan County, $3.2 million; Central Consolidated School District, $3.5 million; and San Juan Community College, $1.9 million. Continue Reading
February 6, 2019 – Farmington Daily Times
Mill levy fails in Aztec and Bloomfield, passes in CCSD
Aztec Municipal School District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter said it is devastating that voters did not approve a 2-mill levy that would have funded maintenance and technology purchases at the schools. Continue reading
January 14, 2019 – Farmington Daily Times
Local school officials say mill funding is crucial to operations
The Central Consolidated School District operates 17 schools, including buildings that have been in operation since the 1950s. Candice Thompson, director of operations for the district, said the money raised from the mill levy pays for everyday items such as light bulbs, filters and paint. Continue reading
It is the intent of Central Consolidated School District (CCSD) that all Indian children of school age have equal access to all programs, services and activities offered within the school district.
If you need assistance with a new account or have lost/forgotten your password, contact:
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education program or activities, which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX reads, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
All school districts receiving federal financial assistance must designate at least one employee to coordinate their efforts to comply with and carry out their responsibilities under Title IX. This person is referred to as a Title IX coordinator.
Ben Tensay
District Athletic Director
Title IX Coordinator
Central Consolidated Schools
P.O. Box 1199, Shiprock, NM 87420
Phone: (505) 368-2467


July 16 2019Special Board Meeting
September 25, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.

JOM IEC and Title VI IPAC Information

Johnson O’Malley Indian Education Committee and Title VII Indian Parent Advisory Council
Monday, September 23, 2019
Shiprock School Board Room
Special Work Session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Special Meeting: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Central Consolidated School District Johnson O’Malley Indian Education Committee and Title VII Indian Parent Advisory Council will attend the CCSD Roundtable Learning Series on September 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No business will be conducted. [Press Release]


From the Human Resources Department

We are hiring today
[Click here] to view all available positions
Human Resources Hours
Mondays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (HR Meeting 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
Tuesday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Main Entry Receptionist
Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (505) 598-1018  |  HR Fax: (505) 598-1019

Human Resources Staff
  • Director of Human Resources : Margaret Trocheck
  • Coordinator of Human Resources: Tanya Amrine
  • Supervisor of Human Resources: Stephanie Escobar
  • Human Resources Specialist: Melinda Farley
  • Benefits Specialist: Marlena Harvey
  • Clerical - Human Resources: Arielle John
  • Clerical - Human Resources:  Shayne Tsosie
  • Administration / Housing Specialist: Martha A Frazier
  • Print Shop Technician: Jerrod Noble