Records Management and Retention

About the Instructor

Patty VerDouw

Patty VerDouw is the oldest of seven children. She graduated from Edgeley High School in 1969 and attended Valley City State College and Dickinson State College. She spent much of the next 20 years as a licensed insurance agent in Minnesota. In 1988, she began a 15 year career with John Deere.  Her last assignment there was as manager of office administration for John Deere Credit in Johnston, IA.  In that capacity, she oversaw the daily operations of their 267,000 square foot world headquarters as well as the archival and facilities staff.  Patty was hired as business manager of the Edgeley School District in from 2002-2014.  Patty currently assists with policy at the North Dakota School Boards Association.  She has twin sons, Justin and Gregory Goettle, who also graduated from Edgeley Public School in 2008.

Important Course Information

Class Date: March 3, 2022

Course Delivery: Online

Course Due Date: April 30, 2022


Records Management and Retention Syllabus


Course Toolbox


Records Management and Retention Presentation

Final Exam

After you have read all the course materials and watched the online lectures, you may take your final exam . There will be 20 question multiple choice exam. 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. Remember to complete a proctor form and return it via email to by April 30, 2022 to receive your final grade in the course.

Final Exam


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