About the Instructor
Patty VerDouw is the oldest of seven children. She graduated from Edgeley High School in 1969 and attended Valley City State College and Dickinson State College. She spent much of the next 20 years as a licensed insurance agent in Minnesota. In 1988, she began a 15 year career with John Deere. Her last assignment there was as manager of office administration for John Deere Credit in Johnston, IA. In that capacity, she oversaw the daily operations of their 267,000 square foot world headquarters as well as the archival and facilities staff. Patty was hired as business manager of the Edgeley School District in from 2002-2014. Patty currently assists with policy at the North Dakota School Boards Association. She has twin sons, Justin and Gregory Goettle, who also graduated from Edgeley Public School in 2008.
Important Course Dates
Course meeting date: October 27, 2018 (12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Class meeting location: Bismarck, Ramkota Hotel, Heart Room (800 South Third Street)
Final assignment due date: November 30, 2018
Final Assessment and Exam
Twenty-five percent of the grade will be generated by interpreting bank statements, financial reports on investments, Pledge of Assets, a review of past year’s annual financial reports as well as other financial reports. Write an assessment of the district financial strength and weakness based on these reports. The instructor will provide the scenario and guidance on the assignment.
The final exam for this class will be worth a total of 50 points. This will be 50% of your grade. The instructor will provide you with guidance on this final assignment during class. The online exam link will be available following the completion of the class on October 28th. The test will be graded and recorded online. It must be completed by November 30, 2018, and a proctor form emailed to Patty VerDouw at email@example.com by this date.
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