01.16.19 Minutes

Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 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; Derek Barrios, Elk Point‐Jefferson School District; Dave Hutchison, Irene‐Wakonda School District; and Peggy Petersen, Viborg‐Hurley School District. Also present were Tricia West, Director and Ann Boden, Business Manager Southeast Area Cooperative.

President Terry Gerber called the meeting to order at 9:37 a.m.

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Derek Barrios to adopt the agenda. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Dave Hutchison to approve the minutes of the December 19, 2018 meeting. Motion carried.

The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for December 2018 was presented: General Fund Opening Balance: $398,963; Receipts: $126,685; Disbursements: $150,052; for a closing balance of $375,593. A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Dave Hutchison to approve the financial report, as presented. Motion carried.

A listing of bills was presented. A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Derek Barrios to approve the payment of bills. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Dave Hutchison to revise the Advisory Board meeting dates to March 13th, April 17th, June 11th, and July 18th with the meeting time remaining at 9:30. Motion carried.

The Leadership Team report included:
 Staff in‐service was held on January 2nd .
 Staff will be attending a feeding webinar February 1st.
 December 1 counts are due by January 18th with superintendent certification by January 28th .
 The revised SPED review schedule was shared. Viborg‐Hurley and Canton are scheduled for review during the 2019‐2020 school year.
 The possibility of a behavior specialist position was discussed.
 Planning of a cooperative‐wide in‐service for the 2019‐2020 school year was discussed.
 Josh Carlson and Sterling Hubbard presented a physical therapy in‐service training opportunity.

A motion was made by Derek Barrios and seconded by Peggy Petersen enter executive session at 10:26 a.m. for the purpose of discussing the qualifications, competence, performance, character or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective public office or employee, per SDCL 1‐25‐2‐(1). Motion carried. President Terry Gerber declared the Board out of executive session at 10:52 a.m.

A motion was made by Derek Barrios and seconded Tim Rhead to recommend the approval contracts for the 2019‐2020 school year for the Director and Business Manager with terms and conditions to be determined at a later date. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Derek Barrios to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 10:52 a.m. The next meeting of the Advisory Board will be Wednesday, March 13th at 9:30 a.m.

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Terry Gerber, President Ann Boden, Business Manager