Data-Driven Decision Making and Board Reporting

About the Instructor

Rob Lech

Rob Lech presently serving in his seventh year as the superintendent for the Jamestown School District.  This is Rob’s seventeenth year as a superintendent and he previously worked in that capacity for the Beulah and Mt. Pleasant School District (Rolla, ND). Additionally, Rob was a 7-12 principal with the Rolla High School and Tappen High School as well as a 7-12 Social Studies and Language Arts teacher at the Richland High School.  Rob is a native North Dakotan who has proudly spent the entirety of his professional career in North Dakota.  His wife, Sadie, works as a special education teacher at Jamestown High School and he has two sons that attend the Jamestown Public Schools.

Important Course Dates

Class Date: January 31, 2023

Class Time: 12:15 – 3:15 p.m. CT

Location: Bismarck Career Academy, Collaboration 305

Due Dates for Final Assignment: March 31, 2024


Data-Driven Decision Making and Board Reporting Syllabus


*Bring Laptop to Class*

Finance and Operations

February 2023 Finance Facts (Excel)

Historical Finance Facts

Policy Ponderings (July 2015, September 2015)

Policy FGA, FGA-E7 and FGA-E8 Exemplars

JPS Standard of Effort Exemplar (Includes All Required Assignment Components)

3-5 Year Plan NDSBA Template

JPS 3-5 Year Plan Exemplar


Data-Driven Decision Making and Board Reporting

Final Assignment

See Syllabus for final assignment instructions.


Meals: Light breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.

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