State Funding and Reporting Systems

About the Instructors

Adam Tescher

Adam Tescher is currently the director of School Finance and Organization for the ND Department of Public Instruction. He is the lead person for the department on all areas related to the school aid funding formula and school district financial reports.

He has been employed with DPI since December of 2015.

Steve Snow

Steve Snow is currently the Assistant Director of the School Approval and Organization.

His duties include; managing STARS Enrollment Reporting, facilitating and acting as a liaison for school districts for the Student Contract system, State Director of Pupil Transportation and managing the STARS Transportation Report.

He was with the department from April 2008 to June 2016 and has recently rejoined the team on June of 2020.


Important Course Dates

Course meeting date: July 27, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00

Class meeting location: Zoom

Final exam due date: September 30, 2020


State Funding and Reporting Syllabus


State Funding and Reporting Systems PowerPoint

School Reporting Systems Overview

Final Exam

The final exam for this class will be an online 30 question, multiple choice test.  The instructor will provide you with guidance on this final exam during class. 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 any school administrator, direct supervisor or board member. 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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