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Southeast Area Cooperative

Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 

A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the office of Southeast Area Cooperative 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 (via phone); Jason Selchert, Gayville-Volin School District; and Dave Hutchison, Irene-Wakonda School District.  Also present were Tricia West, Director and Cheryl Johnson, Business Manager, Southeast Area Cooperative.

 

President Tim Rhead called the meeting to order at 10:33 a.m.

A motion was made by Terry Gerber and seconded by Brian Field to approve the agenda with the addition of an item, recommendation to approve deleting language in SLP negotiated agreement.  Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Sheri Hardman and seconded by Terry Gerber to approve the minutes of the January 11, 2017 meeting.  Motion carried.

 

The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for March 2017 was presented.  General Fund Opening Balance: $242,004.08; Receipts: $129,499.95; Disbursements: $133,272.40; for a closing balance of $238,231.63.  A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Terry Gerber to approve the financials, as presented.  Motion carried.

 

A listing of bills for April 2017 was presented.  A motion was made by Sheri Hardman and seconded by Terry Gerber to approve the payments of bills.  Motion carried.

 

At the request of the Speech Language Pathologist negotiating group, Tricia West presented a request for consideration of removal of language from the agreement.  A discussion was held with input from all present.  A motion was made by Terry Gerber and seconded by Brian Field to recommend to the Board of Directors that the language remain in the agreement, as the language allows the director options to fill vacant positions and not have to increase caseloads for current staff.  Motion carried.

 

The Leadership Team report included the birth announcement of two new Coop babies; early childhood screenings are taking place; SLD Sped Reset Training held at the Coop; staff updates; 30th Anniversary celebration scheduled for May 19th; Kindergarten Academy registration update; negotiations update; and the mandatory NPIP insurance meeting for staff on April 21st.

 

A motion was made Jason Selchert and seconded by Terry Gerber to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 11:11 a.m.  The next Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for June 13, 2017, with a Board of Directors meeting scheduled for May 16, 2017.

 

 

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Tim Rhead, President                                                         Cheryl R. Johnson, Business Manager