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North Dakota Educational Technology Council

The North Dakota Educational Technology Council (ND ETC) is a state board responsible to develop technology systems and coordinate their use to enhance and support the educational opportunities for elementary and secondary education. North Dakota Century Code (Section 54-59-17) outlines its composition, powers, and duties.

ND ETC includes:

ND ETC Composition
Designee Affiliation Membership Criteria
Mr. Mike Ressler Information Technology Dept. The Chief Information Officer

Ms. Kirsten Baesler

State Superintendent
ND Dept. of Public Instruction

The superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent’s designee

Dr. Lisa Feldner

Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research & Information Tech.
North Dakota University System

The commissioner of higher education or the commissioner’s designee

Mr. Wayne Kutzer

Director
ND State Board of Career & Technical Education

A representative appointed by the state board for career and technical education

Mr. Craig Nansen

Technology Director
Minot Public Schools

A representative appointed by the governor from a list of three nominees submitted by the North Dakota association of technology leaders

Mr. Jeff Fastnacht

Ellendale Superintendent

A representative appointed by the governor from a list of three nominees submitted by the North Dakota council of education leaders

Mr. Lawrence King North Dakota Schools Boards Association

A representative appointed by the governor from a list of three nominees submitted by the North Dakota school boards association

Mr. Nick Klemisch Director of Special Education Unit, Sheyenne Valley

A representative appointed by the governor form a list of three nominees submitted by the North Dakota association of special education directors

Ms. Debby Marshall

Superintendent
Towner Granville Upham Public School
A school district representative who is appointed by the governor and who represents a school district that has an enrollment in kindergarten through grade twelve of fewer than four hundred

Ms. Amy Benz

Beulah A school district representative who is appointed by the governor, who is licensed to teach by the educational standards and practices board, and who is employed by a public school district in this state as a classroom teacher

Mr. Steve Snow

Dept. of Public Instruction The director of technology for the department of public instruction

Dr. Tom Eberle,
Chair

Principal
St. Mary's High School
A representative appointed by the governor from a list of three nominees submitted by the state association of non public schools

Powers and Duties

  1. Coordinate the use of technology and the development of technology systems to enhance educational opportunities for elementary and secondary education.
  2. Cooperate with state agencies and other organizations to develop statewide educational technology systems.
  3. Adopt bylaws for the conduct of its affairs.
  4. Publish the informational material it deems necessary.
  5. Conduct a continuing study to assess the needs, resources, and facilities that are available or which may be required to establish educational technology systems throughout the state.
  6. Solicit and receive moneys from public and private sources and expend the moneys for educational technology.
  7. Appoint a technology director who shall serve at the will of the council.
  8. Hire the director of the center for distance education.
 

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