Board of University and School Lands


The management of school trust lands in North Dakota is entrusted to the ND Department of Trust Lands, under the direction of the Board of University of School Lands.

The Board was given this authority in 1889 by the North Dakota Constitution. The Board meets monthly, unless there is insufficient business to require a meeting or Board members schedules require a change in meeting dates.  The regular meeting day is the last Thursday of the month, however, Board members' schedules may sometimes require changes in meeting dates.

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Continuing Appropriation Authority Policy Public Comment

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Categories: all, Land Board

The proposed Continuing Appropriation Authority Policy were presented to the Board of University and School Lands (Board) on June 25, 2020 for the first reading and will be presented to the Board at the Board’s July 29, 2020 meeting for the second reading.  The policies will become effective after the second reading in accordance with the Board’s policy titled Policy Introduction/Amendment/Passage.  Comments will be accepted by the Department of Trust Lands through 5:00 p.m. on July 22, 2020.

Comments must be in writing and submitted to the Department of Trust Lands at

Board Policy Introduction Amendment 9-27-18 

Continuing Appropriation Authority Policy


July 29, 2020 9:00 AM Land Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

Categories: all, Land Board


Meeting Room - TBA

State Capitol

July 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Meeting Materials Link to be provided as materials are available



Board Meetings

In accordance with NDCC 15-01-03, the Board of University and School Lands schedules meetings for the last Thursday of each month. In the event a quorum (three of the five members) is not available, or there is not sufficient business to warrant calling a meeting, regularly scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled. Please contact the Department of Trust Lands for more information.

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