Credit Opportunity – NDCEL Ending Fund Balance

Affiliate credit is available for students that attend the NDCEL Ending Funding Balance Zoom meeting on Monday, June 8th at 8 a.m. To join the Zoom meeting go to meeting will not be recorded.  To receive ½ affiliate or continuing education credit, submit a paragraph to me at on what you learned from the meeting guidance.


From: Aimee Copas 
Sent: Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:16 AM
To: All ND Superintendents 
Subject: Urgent – Ending Fund Balance

Dear Superintendents & Business Managers,

As you are likely aware, the Governor rescinded his Executive Order which had lifted the Ending Fund balance restrictions for this year.  What does that mean for you?  That means that the Ending Fund Balance law is still active for this year meaning that we have a deadline of June 30th to get into compliance.

If you are looking at having possible overages in your general fund due to COVID and may struggle with this law, we have worked out all your options and are having a call with all those district superintendents and business managers to provide guidance.  This meeting needs to take place ASAP and is scheduled for Monday morning (June 8th at 8am). I will subsequently be sending out an invite with your zoom invitation to this call.

Please know we are working in collaboration with legislative leadership, NDSOS, and NDSBA through this process so we are all working lockstep and with transparency.  We are doing all we can to help.

Alexis Baxley – Executive Director with NDSBA will be reaching out to her listserv of Business Managers.

If Ending Fund Balance is a concern for you, we are asking that you make every effort to be on this call with us at 8am Monday Morning.  Thank you!


Dr. Aimee Copas

North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders

Executive Director

701-258-3022 office

605-228-3804 mobile



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