December Credit Opportunities

Federal Reporting – Annual Federal ESSER Reporting – Training

December 7, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CST)

The USED has released reporting requirements for states that have received ESSER funds. To complete this report, NDDPI must gather information from all public school districts that have received ESSER I, II, or III funds. The reporting window for this data collection is October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. Entities that are not public school districts that have been awarded more than $30,000 will be notified shortly by NDDPI and will need to complete a similar but shorter report.

The NDDPI is developing a user-friendly data collection tool to facilitate gathering this data in an efficient and expedited manner. The report will be completed on a survey platform. It will require school districts to answer a combination of questions that include checkboxes, drop-down menus, numerical data entry tables, and 4-5 short narrative responses. The time to complete this report will vary significantly for each school district depending on many variables, including the number of schools, subgroups, and amount of ESSER monies spent thus far. The NDDPI acknowledges that completing another report, especially this time of year, is not convenient. However, circumstances beyond our control require a quick turnaround to meet this reporting requirement. The NDDPI has received several requests for clarification. Therefore, we have answered some of the common questions, which can be accessed here.

The report form will be available to school districts on December 7 and needs to be completed by January 11. Anne Butterworth, ESSER Manager, will hold a training session on December 7, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST. Click below to join the meeting.

If you cannot join us at this training, the recording will be posted following the training at COVID-19 Funding | North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.

Meeting Link

Students can earn ½ credit for participating in the Annual Federal ESSER Reporting training.  Complete the Affiliate/Continuing Education Credit Form and email it to me to receive credit.  Include the credit name, date of credit, credit available, your signature and the date you signed.  I will verify for the event staff section on the form.  The deadline to email the form to me is January 3, 2022. 

NDSBA Lunch & Learns – December 15 – Engagement During Difficult Times – Building relationships amid division, doubt and distrust

NDSBMCP students can receive credit for attending or viewing the recordings for the NDSBA Lunch and Learn webinars.  Each webinar is worth ½ credit.  Recordings and information about future webinars can be found at  Complete the Affiliate/Continuing Education Credit Form and email to me at to receive credit.  Include the credit name, date of credit, credit available, your signature and the date you signed.  I will verify for the event staff section on the form.  There is no deadline to submit the credit form for these webinars.

NDSBMCP Retake of Fall Courses:

  • Introduction to Accounting – 1.5 credits
  • Introduction to Payroll – 1.5 credits

NDSBMCP graduate students may retake any of the certification program courses for credit. Students must have completed and received a passing grade in the course to retake.  Students retaking a class for continuing education credit will receive a discounted rate and continuing education credit. These courses will be online. The registration deadline is January 3, 2022. 

To receive credit, students will need to email a paragraph to me on what they learned from retaking the class. Students will be given six months to view the class recording(s) and complete the writing assignment. Students retaking the course do not need to complete the class assignments. 

Register for Introduction to Accounting and Introduction to Payroll (select only the preferred retake courses)

Teacher’s Fund for Retirement Quiz

Student can receive 1/2 credit for completing the Teachers’ Fund for Retirement quiz at This online quiz should be taken after viewing the applicable resources on the NDSBMCP TFFR webpage. Your score will be recorded online.  Students may take this quiz and receive credit once a year.

Happy Holidays!

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