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Southeast Area Cooperative

Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

 

A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Southeast Area Cooperative office in Beresford, South Dakota.  Members present were:  Tim Rhead, Alcester-Hudson School District; Brian Field, Beresford School District; Terry Gerber, Canton School District; Sheri Hardman, Elk Point-Jefferson School District; and Dave Hutchison, Irene-Wakonda School District. Also present were:  Tricia West, Interim Director and Cheryl Johnson, Business Manager.

President Tim Rhead called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.  A motion was made by Terry Gerber and seconded by Dave Hutchison to approve the agenda, with the addition of a contract amendment for Debra Duchscher and a discussion of conflict of interest.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Sheri Hardman to approve the minutes of the July 12, 2016 meeting.  Motion carried.

The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for August 2016 was presented.  General fund opening balance: $160,238.75; Receipts: $284,382.22; Disbursements:  $73,800.66; for a closing balance of $370,820.31, which includes contracts payable and accounts receivable.  A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Terry Gerber to approve the financial report, as presented.  Motion carried.

A listing of bills for September 2016 was presented.  A motion was made by Sheri Hardman and seconded by Dave Hutchison to approve the payment of the bills.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Dave Hutchison and seconded by Brian Field to approve the hire of Amy Knippling as .20 FTE Physical Therapist.  Motion carried.

The Leadership Team Report included the following:

  • Review and discussion of the strategic planning activity
  • Cooperative initiatives
  • Medicaid rate/cost settlement update and discussioin
  • Perkins update
  • Transportation for out of district placed students
  • Discussion of lot inquiry
  • Opportunities for training and support
  • Conflict of interest

A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Terry Gerber to approve the contract amendment for the 2016-2017 contract for Debra Duchscher.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Sheri Hardman and seconded by Dave Hutchison to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 11:59 a.m.  Next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11th at 10:30 a.m.

 

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Tim Rhead, Chairman                                                                          Cheryl R. Johnson, Business Manager