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Southeast Area Cooperative

Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday December 12, 2019

A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the office of Southeast Area Cooperative, Beresford, South Dakota. Members present were: Brian Field, Beresford School District; Terry Gerber, Canton School District; Derek Barrios, Elk Point-Jefferson School District; Jason Selchert Gayville-Volin School District; Dave Hutchison, IreneWakonda School District; and Brett Mellem Viborg-Hurley School District. Also present were Tricia West, Director and Ann Boden, Business Manager Southeast Area Cooperative.

Derek Barrios called the meeting to order at 11:05 a.m.

A motion was made by Terry Gerber and seconded by Dave Hutchison to adopt the agenda. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Jason Selchert to approve the minutes of the October 15, 2019 meeting. Motion carried.

The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for November 2019 was presented: General Fund Opening Balance: $522,275; Receipts: $133,990; Disbursements: $151,683; for a closing balance of $504,582. 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 was presented. A motion was made by Dave Hutchison and seconded by Terry Gerber to approve the payment of bills. Motion passed 4-1.

A motion was made by Jason Selchert and seconded by Brian Field to stay a Perkins consortium and to evaluate need for additional assessments if needed at a later date. Motion carried.

A discussion was held on potential options for behavioral staff. Director West will provide additional information at the next meeting.

The Leadership Team report included:  Deedee Wills will be the presenter at Kindergarten Academy with registration opening in January. Cooperative and district staff attend Kindergarten Academy at no cost.  When submitting December 1 child counts please send a copy to Tricia.

A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Brett Mellem to enter executive session at 12: 17 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 Derek Barrios declared the Board out of executive session at 12:22 p.m. A motion was made by Jason Selchert and seconded by Brett Mellem to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 12:23 p.m.

_____________________________ Derek Barrios, President

_________________________ Ann Boden, Business Manager