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SOUTHEAST AREA COOPERATIVE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Monday, August 17, 2020


A meeting of the Board of Directors of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on August 17, 2020 at the office of Southeast Area Cooperative, Beresford, South Dakota. The members of the Board of Directors present were: Jay Hallaway, Alcester-Hudson School District Chris Savey, Beresford School District; Christal Dietzenbach, Canton School District (via Zoom); Sabrina Saylor, Elk Point-Jefferson School District (via Zoom); Kathy Jorgensen, Gayville-Volin School District; Brian Spurrell, Irene-Wakonda School
District, and Faydra Christensen, Viborg-Hurley School District (via Zoom). Also present were Jason Selchert, Gayville-Volin School District (via Zoom); 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 followed by introductions of board members.


A motion was made by Kathy Jorgensen and seconded by Jay Hallaway to adopt the agenda. All present voted yes. Motion carried.


Faydra Christensen requested nominations for president. A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Chris Savey to nominate Faydra Christensen for President. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Faydra Christensen will serve as President for the 2020-2021 year.


A motion was made by Faydra Christensen and seconded by Sabrina Saylor to nominate Chris Savey for Vice President. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Chris Savey will serve as Vice President for the 2020-2021 year.


It was determined that there were no existing conflicts of interest.


A motion was made by Chris Savey and seconded by Kathy Jorgensen to approve the May 20, 2020 minutes. All present voted yes. 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: $512,722; Receipts from Local Sources: $105,945; Receipts from Federal Sources: $389,073; Disbursements of $744,720, and a Closing Balance of $263,020. A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Christal Dietzenbach to approve the financial report. All present voted yes. Motion carried.


A listing of bills for June, July, and August 2020 was presented. A motion was made by Jay Hallaway and seconded by Chris Savey to approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A listing of paid vouchers follows:
Amazon.com, Supplies, $1,230.69; Christal Anderson, Reimbursement, $10.00; Associated School Boards, Dues, $775.00; BMTC, Telephone, $483.47; Berg Auto Mall, Vehicle Repair, $210.73; Hilary Callahan, Reimbursement, $24.00; Carlson’s Heating and Cooling, HVAC Repairs, $548.48; Josh Carlson,
Reimbursement, $15.66; Century Business, Copier Maintenance, $63.00; Change Healthcare, Medicaid Eligibility, $81.86; Faydra Christensen, Special Meeting, $30.00; City of Beresford, Utilities, $664.09; Dakota Academic Consulting, SILDL, $4,500.00; Dakota PC Warehouse, Perkins, $499.98; Dakota Seal, Parking Lot Repairs, $7,400.00; Fiesta Foods, Supplies, $49.96; Goodwill of the Great Plains, Shredding, $52.00; Hanson Locksmithing, Door Repairs, $256.00; Jensen Insurance, Insurance, $32,699.44; Jerry’s
Chevrolet, Vehicle Maintenance, $1,036.49; Kathy Jorgensen, Special Meeting, $30.00; Multi Health System, Testing Supplies, $434.50; National Association of School Psychs, Dues, $170.00; NCS Pearson Inc, Testing Supplies, $4,562.83; Ali Nettestad, Reimbursement, $30.00; Northern Tool, Perkins, $829.00; Olson’s Ace Hardware, Supplies, $26.48; One Office Solutions; Paper & Supplies, $26,644.81; Omnitech, Programming, $5,670.00; Paper Corp, Paper & Supplies, $142,932.66; Desiree Parmenter,
Reimbursement, $24.00; Quint Pease, Computer Repairs, $242.00; Petty Cash, Reimburse, $8.38; Precision Irrigation and Lawncare, Lawncare, $340.00; Chris Savey, Special Meeting, $30.00; School Administrators of South Dakota, Dues, $601.00; SDSLHA, Advertising, $85.00; Jason Selchert, SILDL, $2,187.50; Sioux Empire Automotive, Vehicle, $13,109.00; Stan Houston, Perkins, $3,149.98; Star Publishing, Legals, $52.74; Summit Companies; Fire Extinguishers, $65.00; Super Duper Inc, Supplies,
$293.00; TCM Bank, Credit Card, $4,328.80; Totem PD, Training, $3,688.00; Trust and Agency, License, $500.00; US Bank Voyager Systems, Fuel, $286.91; Verizon Wireless, Phones, $979.64; Western Psychological, Testing Supplies, $180.40


Ann Boden gave a review of the 2020-2021 budget that was recommended for approval by the Advisory Board. A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Kathy Jorgensen to approve the 2020-2021 budget. All present voted yes. Motion carried.


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

The board discussed meeting dates and times for the Board of Directors and Advisory Board for 2020-2021.

A motion was made by Sabrina Saylor and seconded Chris Savey to set Board of Directors meeting times as 5:30 p.m. and dates of November 18, 2020, February 17, 2021, and May 19, 2021 and the Advisory Board meetings time as 11:00 a.m. and dates of September 15, 2020, October 20, 2020,
December 15, 2020, January 19, 2021, March 16, 2021, April 20, 2021, June 15, 2021, and July 20, 2021. All present voted yes. Motion carried.


A motion was made by Christal Dietzenbach and seconded by Brian Spurrell to ratify the following for the 2020-2021 school year:
 Designate Roberts Rules of Order as guide/reference for meetings
 Premier Bank to act as the official depository for the Cooperative and that the following institutions be approved for investment depositories: Cortrust Bank of Gayville, Farmer’s State Bank of Canton, First Bank and Trust of Canton, First Dakota National Bank of Beresford and Elk Point, First Premier Bank of Wakonda, First Savings Bank of Beresford, Great Western Bank of Canton, Liberty National Bank of Elk Point, Merchant’s State Bank of Viborg, Hurley, and Irene, Premier Bank of Alcester and Hudson, Security Savings Bank of Canton, Wells Fargo of Beresford and Viborg, and SD Public Funds Investment Trust (FIT).
 Designate the Beresford Republic as the official newspaper of Southeast Area Cooperative, notification of special meetings
 Appoint Ann Boden as Business Manager; declare Ann Boden, Business Manager as legal signature for all cooperative reports (social security, payroll, insurance, etc.) and authorize use of the president signature stamp
 Declare Tricia West as authorized signature for all grants and grant application made for the cooperative
 Set legal bond for the business manager and all other employees
 Authorize approval of purchases by the business manager and director to the legal bid limit of $25,000.00
 Authorize Tricia West to authorize collaboration agreements between Universities and training programs for 2020-2021
 Authorize direct deposit payments for payroll and accounts payable with proper documentation
 An attorney not be retained, but to utilize KSB School Law or Frieberg, Nelson, & Ask when a need arises
 Appoint Tricia West as Title IX Coordinator, Section 504 Coordinator, and American with Disabilities Act Coordinator for 2020-2021
 Approve the submission of the Carl Perkins application for 2020-2021
 Approve the submission of the IDEA application for 2020-2021
 Adopt the 2020-2021 policy manual
 Establish substitute pay at $100 per day for certified staff and $10.50 per hour for classified staff
 Approve publication of cooperative salaries for 2020-2021
All present voted yes. Motion carried.


A motion was made by Kathy Jorgensen and seconded by Jay Hallaway to ratify the actions of the Advisory Board from the June 2020 and July 2021 meetings and to take action on the following consent agenda items:
 Approve SILDL contract for Jason Selchert
 Approve resignation of Maureen Hedeen and Jean Akland
 Approve a change in contract of Lisa Schmitz
 Approve hire of Hilary Callahan, Christal Anderson, and Talen Ahlgrim
 Approve Birth to Three bonuses
All present voted yes. Motion carried.

There was no public input.


Tricia West presented the Leadership Team report which included:
The districts will be using the recently purchased Totem professional development program for training.
 Multi-district paraprofessional training was held and used Totem modules.
 Declaring employees as essential workers was discussed.
A motion was made by Chris Savey and seconded by Brian Spurrell to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 5:58 p.m. The next meeting of the Board of Directors
will be November 18, 2020.


2020-2021 Contracts and Employment Agreements
Talen Ahlgrim, Early Childhood SPED Paraprofessional, $12.25 per hour
Christal Anderson, Early Childhood SPED Paraprofessional, $12.50 per hour
Melissa Baker, Early Childhood SPED Paraprofessional, $14.37 per hour
Ann Boden, 260 days, Business Manager, $70,229.00
Hilary Callahan, 175 days, School Psychologist, $52,500
Angela Carlson, 175 days, Early Childhood SPED Teacher, $46,680.00
Joshua L. Carlson, 175 days, Physical Therapist, $73,443.00
Robyn Dattilo, 140 days, School Psychologist, $42,917.00
Kylie Dickerson, 175 days, Speech Language Pathology Assistant, $30,450
Sara Erickson, 175, Speech Language Pathologist, $44,000.00
Ann Gilbert, 70 days, Adapted Physical Education Teacher, $17,094.00
Lela Hall, Birth to Three Coordinator, $20.88 per hour
Kristina Hansen, 175 days, Early Childhood SPED Teacher, $37,629.00
Tawnya Heer, 90 days, Occupational Therapist, $29,305.00
Tiffany Johnson, 87.5 days, Early Childhood SPED Teacher, $22,648.00
Lisa Kolb, Birth to Three Coordinator, $20.56 per hour
Michael Mettler, 175 days, School Psychologist, $54,308.00
BreAnn Morris, 175 days, Early Childhood SPED Teacher, $37,629.00
Holly Neth, 260 days, Birth to Three Coordinator, $43,674.00
Ali Nettestad, 175 days, Speech Language Pathologist, $46,248.00
Desiree Parmenter, 175 days, Behavioral Specialist, $49,350.00
Carol Pepper, 175 days, Occupational Therapist, $57,164.00
Sharon Petrik, 175 days, Speech Language Pathologist, $53,419.00
Lisa Schmitz, Adapted Physical Education Teacher, $32.17
Alyssa Scott, Early Childhood SPED Paraprofessional, $12.95 per hour
Susan Sorenson, Custodian, $13.56 per hour
Abby Trudeau, 175 days, Speech Language Pathology Assistant, $30,450.00
Tali Vander Stouwe, 260 days, Administrative Assistant, $16.58 per hour
Jessica Vannorsdel, 140 days, Speech Language Pathologist, $41,311.00
Patricia West, 260 days, Director, $84,354.00
Melissa Witkop, 260 days, Birth to Three Coordinator, $47,000.00
Candace Zweifel, 175 days, Speech Language Pathologist, $51,867.00
Summer 2020
Melissa Baker, Early Childhood SPED Paraprofessional, $14.37 per hour
Angela Carlson, Early Childhood SPED Teacher, $37.30 per hour
Joshua Carlson, Physical Therapist, $57.50 per hour
Kylie Dickerson, Speech Language Pathology Assistant, $25.80 per hour
Sara Erickson, Speech Language Pathologist, $35.42 per hour
Kristina Hansen, Early Childhood SPED Teacher, $30.90 per hour
Tawnya Heer, Occupational Therapist, $44.70 per hour
Tiffany Johnson, Early Childhood SPED Teacher, $36.40 per hour
BreAnn Morris, Early Childhood SPED Teacher, $30.90 per hour
Ali Nettestad, Speech Language Pathologist, $37.00 per hour
Carol Pepper, Occupational Therapist, $44.80 per hour
Sharon Petrik, Speech Language Pathologist, $42.20 per hour
Alyssa Scott, Early Childhood SPED Paraprofessional, $12.95 per hour
Abby Trudeau, Speech Language Pathology Assistant, $25.80 per hour
Jessica Vannorsdel, Speech Language Pathologist, $40.90 per hour
Candace Zweifel, Speech Language Pathologist, $41.00 per hour


Faydra Christensen, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager