Federal Funding and Reporting Systems

About the Instructor

Jamie Mertz is the Director of Fiscal Management at the North Dakota Department of Public instruction.  He has been in this position since January 2016.  He manages the Fiscal Management office which has 9 other individuals.  The Fiscal Management offices does the fiscal management of federal and state grants, prepares the biennium budget which is approved by the state legislature, prepares and monitors annual budgets for the DPI offices, procures all goods and services used by the agency, processes payroll and maintains the fixed assets for the department.  Prior to his time at DPI, Jamie worked for 15 years at the Bank of North Dakota.  He is free at any time to discuss interest rate swaps and capital ratios if you’d like.  Jamie is a Certified Management Accountant as well as a die-hard Nebraska Cornhuskers fan.

Important Course Dates

Course meeting date: July 23, 2019, 3:00-5:00

Class meeting location: Zoom

Final exam due date: September 30, 2020


Federal Funding and Reporting Systems Syllabus


Federal Funding and Reporting Systems Presentation

STARS Presentation

Acronyms and Definitions

Object Code Categories


 Final Exam

The final exam for this class will be an online 20 question, multiple choice test.  You may use your lecture notes and course resources to answer these questions. Once you have completed the exam, click “Show Results.” A screen will appear with your recorded answers and final exam score. The exam due date is September 30, 2020.

The final exam for this course must be proctored by your school administrator, direct supervisor or a board president. A protector verification form must be completed and mailed to the NDSBA or emailed to by September 30, 2020, to validate the final exam.

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Questions about the course? Email:

Jamie Mertz, Director Fiscal Management, DPI

Rebecca Pollert, Assistant Director Fiscal Management, DPI

Shaunna Greff, Program Manager, DPI

Scott Egge, Administrative Staff Officer III, DPI