01.21.20 Minutes

Southeast Area Cooperative

Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday January 21, 2020

A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the office of Southeast Area Cooperative, 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; Jason Selchert GayvilleVolin School District; Dave Hutchison, Irene-Wakonda 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 11:09 a.m.

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

A motion was made by Jason Selchert and seconded by Brian Field to approve the minutes of the December 12, 2019 meeting. Motion carried.

The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for December 2019 was presented: General Fund Opening Balance: $504,582; Receipts: $148,744; Disbursements: $147,803; for a closing balance of $505,523. A motion was made by Terry Gerber and seconded by Brett Mellem to approve the financial report as presented. Motion carried.

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

District preliminary 2020-2021 calendars were reviewed for possible coordination of district staff inservices. A combined in-service is planned for January 8, 2021 for districts who want to participate. There is potential for an August 2020 in-service.

The Leadership Team report included:

 There is a Perkins meeting in Sioux Falls on January 28th. At least one representative must attend from each district.

 Kindergarten Academy is June 15-18. Registrations will start soon.

 Director reviewed the criteria for determining that a special education student is eligible for extended school year services.

A motions was made by Jason Selchert and seconded by Brett Mellem to advertise for the position of Behavioral Specialist. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Jason Selchert and seconded by Brian Field to approve contracts for the 2020- 2021 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 Terry Gerber and seconded by Dave Hutchison to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 12:07 p.m.

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Derek Barrios, President

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Ann Boden, Business Manager