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Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday June 16, 2020


A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, March 21, 2020 at the office of Southeast Area Cooperative, Beresford, South Dakota. Members present were: Brian Field, Beresford School District; Terry Gerber, Canton School District (zoom); 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.


Dave Hutchison called the meeting to order at 11:16 a.m.

A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Brett Mellem to approve the agenda. All present voted yes. Motion carried.


A motion was made by Terry Gerber and seconded by Brian Field to approve the minutes of the April 21, 2020 meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried.


The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for May 2020 was presented: General Fund Opening Balance: $512,122; Receipts: $39,042; Disbursements: $162,598; for a closing balance of $388,566. A motion was made by Brett Mellem and seconded by Brian Field to approve the financial
report as presented. All present voted yes. Motion carried.


A listing of bills was presented. A motion was made by Brett Mellem and seconded by Terry Gerber to approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried.


A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Brett Mellem to approve 2019-2020 bonuses and 2020-2021 contracts for the Birth to Three staff. All present voted yes. Motion carried.


A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Brett Mellem to accept the resignation of School Psychologist Amanda Fey with the early termination penalty assessed per contract. All present voted yes. Motion carried.


A motion was made by Terry Gerber and seconded by Brett Mellem to utilize Totem Professional Development for online training for cooperative and district staff. All present voted yes. Motion carried.


The Leadership Team report included:
 Director West will schedule para professional training open to all districts for August.
 District’s fall reopening plans were shared.


A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Brett Mellem to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 12:08 p.m.


Derek Barrios, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager