Asset Management, Investing, and Bonding

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: November 4, 2020 (8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

Class meeting location: Zoom

Final assignment due date: December 11, 2020


Asset Management Syllabus




Asset Management, Investing and Bonding Presentation

Asset Management, Investing and Bonding Recording

Pre-Class Assignment and Final Exam

Pre-Class Assignment

Forward a copy of your district’s October 2020 balance sheet to the instructor

Review information posted in the Asset Management Toolbox 2020

Final Exam

The final exam for this class will be worth a total of 50 points.  This will be 75% 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 December 11.  The test will be graded and recorded online.  

The final exam for this course must be proctored by any school administrator, direct supervisor or board member. A protector verification form must be completed and emailed to by December 11, 2020, to validate the final exam.

Final Exam


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