North Dakota

North Dakota

Rural Schools Collaborative is proud to announce our tenth regional Hub, which will serve North Dakota and the northern Plains. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the North Dakota Small Organized Schools (NDSOS) on this new effort. Under the leadership of executive director ElRoy Burkle, NDSOS represents all rural North Dakota schools and they will anchor our work in their region.

As a membership organization, North Dakota Small Organized Schools serves as an "effective voice for public education while emphasizing local control." In addition, NDSOS is committed to the development of thoughtful partnerships that provide benefits to its member schools and communities.

The work of our North Dakota Hub will focus on strengthening the bonds between school and community, rural teacher recruitment and placement, place-based education, social marketing and school-centered philanthropy.

ElRoy Burkle, executive director of NDSOS, serves as the primary Hub contact. He is assisted in this effort by Dr. Steven Johnson, superintendent of schools for Lisbon, NDSOS board member, and RSC Advocate.


  1. Announcing our tenth regional hub site: North Dakota
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