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 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 8, 2023

Course time: TBD CT

Class meeting location: Bismarck Career Academy, Multipurpose Room A and B

Final assignment due date: December, 2023


Asset Management Syllabus 




Asset Management, Investing and Bonding Presentation

Pre-Class Assignment

Pre-Class Assignment

Forward a copy of your district’s October 2022 balance sheet to the instructor

Review information posted in the Asset Management Toolbox 2022

Final Assignment

The final exam for this class will be an online, 50 question, multiple choice, test.  You may use your lecture notes and course resources to answer these questions. Once you have completed the exam, click “Submit.” A screen will appear with your recorded answers and final exam score. The exam due date is December, 2023.

The final exam must be proctored by your superintendent or board president. A proctor verification form must be completed and emailed to by December, 2023, to validate the final exam.

Final Exam


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Where to stay? A room block has been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites for November 7. You can make your reservations online at,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT or by calling the hotel at 701-751-5656. Other hotels in the close area are: Home2Suites

Meals: Light breakfast, refreshments, and lunch will be provided on both days of the New Student Training.

Directions to the Career Academy: 1221 College Dr, Bismarck, ND 58501. There are parking lots surrounding the building.