05-20-20 Minutes

SOUTHEAST AREA COOPERATIVE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wednesday, May 20, 2020


A meeting of the Board of Directors of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on May 20, 2020, at the office of Southeast Area Cooperative, Beresford, South Dakota via Zoom conferencing. The members of the Board of Directors present were Jay Hallaway, Alcester-Hudson School District; Chris Savey, Beresford School District; Jon Gustad, Canton School District; Cherie Noteboom, Elk Point-Jefferson School District; Kathy Jorgensen, Gayville-Volin School District; and Faydra Christensen, Viborg-Hurley School District. Also present were Ann Boden, Business Manager and Tricia West, Director, Southeast Area Cooperative.


Faydra Christensen called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


A motion was made by Chris Savey and seconded by Jay Hallaway to adopt the agenda. All present voted yes by rollcall vote. Motion Carried.


A motion was made by Cherie Noteboom and seconded by Jon Gustad to approve the February 19, 2020 minutes. All present voted yes by rollcall vote. Motion carried.


The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager was presented with the three month period being reviewed. The following action in the General Fund was shown: Beginning Balance: $521,967; Receipts from Local Sources: $120,754; Receipts from Federal Sources: $305,719; Disbursements of $436,318, and a Closing Balance of $512,122. A motion was made by Kathy Jorgensen and seconded by Chris Savey to approve the financial report. All present voted yes by rollcall vote. Motion carried.


A listing of bills for March, April and May 2020 was presented. A motion was made by Chris Savey and seconded by Kathy Jorgensen to approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes by rollcall vote. Motion carried.

A listing of paid vouchers follows:
Academic Therapy Publications, Testing Supplies, $88.00; Amazon.com, Supplies, $456.13; Anderson Enterprises, Snow Removal, $290.00; Apple Inc, iPads, $1,196.00; Baltic School District, Refund, $555.00; BMTC, Telephone, $490.89; Bon Homme School District, Refund, $925.00; Brandon Valley School District, Refund, $1,110.00; Brookings School District, Refund, $1,295.00; Century Business, Copier Maintenance, $63.00; Change Healthcare, Medicaid Eligibility, $121.19; City of Beresford, Utilities,
$1,671.73; Dakota Academic Consulting, SILDL, $4,125.00; Dibley, Jeremiah, SILDL Teacher Stipend, $2,000.00; Dickerson, Kylie, Mileage, $96.60; Fiesta Foods, Supplies, $16.56; Flandreau School District, Refund, $555.00; Frederick School District, Refund, $185.00; Goodwill of the Great Plains, Shredding, $52.00; Green Eggs and Ram, Computers, $2,907.00; Gregory School District, Refund, $925.00; Healthcare Providers Liability, Insurance, $89.00; Heer, Tawnya, Reimbursement, $225.00; Jaymar Business Forms, Checks, $117.61; Jensen Insurance, Insurance, $265.00; Jerry’s Chevrolet, Vehicle Maintenance, $1,782.38; King, Michael, SILDL Teacher Stipend, $1,500.00; Kolb, Lisa, Mileage, $52.08; Master Talents, Storage Rental, $550.00; Mathison Tri-gas, Perkins, $1,319.18; Moser, Kellen, SILDL
Teacher Stipend, $2,300.00; National Association of School Psychs, Dues, $440.00; NCS Pearson Inc, Testing Supplies, $347.68; Northwestern School District, Refund, $555.00; Oldham-Ramona School District, Refund, $555.00; Olson’s Ace Hardware, Supplies, $5.99; Petrik, Sharon, Reimbursement,
$12.78; Precision Irrigation and Lawncare, Lawncare, $135.00; Quam, Berglin, and Post, Audit, $8,600.00; Rice, Jenny, SILDL Teacher Stipend, $750.00; Riedel, Michelle, SILDL Teacher Stipend, $2,050.00; Rutland School District, Refund, $370.00; Sanborn Central School District, Refund, $555.00;
Schander, Amy, SILDL Teacher Stipend, $750.00; Scotland School District, Refund, $370.00; SD Department of Revenue, License, $94.15; Selchert, Jason, SILDL Stipend, $2,187.50; Sioux Valley School District, Refund, $370.00; Software Unlimited, Software, $3,550.00; Star Publishing, Legals, $189.87; Subway, Catering, $186.00; Swanson, Russell, SILDL Teacher Stipend, $1,750.00; TCM Bank, Credit Card, $734.44; Trust and Agency, License, $71.10; US Bank Voyager Systems, Fuel, $1,604.87; Vannorsdel,
Jessica, Mileage, $132.21; Verizon Wireless, Phones, $976.56; Wagner School District, Refund, $555.00; Wilmot School District, Refund, $370.00; Yankton School District, Refund, $925.00; Zweifel, Candace, Mileage, $18.77
A motion was made by Chris Savey and seconded by Kathy Jorgensen to authorize the director to offer contracts/accept resignations for the following school year. All present voted yes by rollcall vote. Motion
carried.


A motion was made by Jay Hallaway and seconded by Cherie Noteboom to ratify the actions of the Advisory Board from the March and April 2020 meetings and to take action on the following consent agenda items:
 Approve retirement of Joan Nelson.
 Approve hire of Dez Parmenter.
 Approve paper and supply bids.
 Approve comprehensive plan.
 Set public hearing date for the 2020-2021 budget for July 21, 2020.

A motion was made by Chris Savey and seconded by Jon Gustad to approve negotiations recommendation from Board committee and contracts for 2020-2021 including and set sub rate. All present voted yes by rollcall vote. Motion carried.


There were no actions of the SILDL governing board to report.

There was no public input.


Tricia West presented the Leadership Team report which included:
 Parking lot maintenance is being completed.
 Kindergarten Academy is cancelled.
 Cooperative staff have been providing support to districts and students and providing teletherapy during the school closures.


A motion was made by Jon Gustad and seconded by Chris Savey to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes by rollcall vote. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 5:58 p.m. The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be August 17, 2020.


Faydra Christensen, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager