Open Records and Meetings

About the Instructor

Lexie Bergstrom

Prior to joining NDSBA in December 2022, Lexie worked as an associate attorney at Zuger Kirmis & Smith where she practiced in civil litigation, family law, and estate planning. Other experience includes working in Texas as a licensed insurance and annuity agent for a financial services company that provides insurance and policies to teachers and staff and working as a judicial clerk for the Southwest Judicial District of North Dakota, which provided her immense experience in legal writing, research, and document review.
Lexie earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota. In 2017, she earned her juris doctor degree from the University of North Dakota, and
is currently a member of the Big Muddy Bar Association and Inns of Court. Lexie resides in Bismarck with her husband and mini goldendoodle.

Important Course Dates

Course meeting date: November 8, 2023

Course time: 12:15 p.m. CT – 2:15 p.m. CT

Class meeting location: Bismarck Career Academy, Multipurpose Room A

Final assignment due date: December 12, 2023


Open Records and Meetings Syllabus

Reading Assignments

Reading assignments must be completed before the beginning of class on November 8.

Additional Resources:


Open Records and Meetings Presentation


Final Exam

The final exam for this class will be an online, 25 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 10, 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 10, 2023, to validate the final exam.

Click here to access the exam


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Where to stay? A room block was reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites for November 7, but the block has now closed. You can still try and make reservations 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.

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