10.20.20 Minutes


Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday October 20, 2020


A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, October 20, 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 (zoom); Dave Hutchison, Irene-Wakonda School District (zoom); and Brett Mellem Viborg-Hurley School District (zoom). Also present were Tricia West, Director and Ann Boden, Business Manager Southeast Area Cooperative.

Terry Gerber called the meeting to order at 11:10 a.m.

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

A motion was made by Derek Barrios and seconded by Brett Mellem to approve the minutes of the September 15, 2020 meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for September 2020 was presented:
General Fund Opening Balance: $439,654; Receipts: $182,077; isbursements: $173,493 for a closing balance of $448,238. A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Tim Rhead 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 Tim Rhead to approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Derek Barrios to approve changes to the Southeast Area Cooperative Title IX policy. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The Leadership Team report included:
 The Alcester-Hudson SLP position is still vacant. Services are being provided using other cooperative staff and substitutes either in-person or via zoom.
 Two staff members are currently on maternity leave and another two will be out later in the year.
 If districts have changes in their approved calendars or method of instruction please let Tricia know so that changes can be communicated to appropriate cooperative staff.

A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Tim Rhead to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 11:41 a.m.


Jason Selchert, President
Ann Boden, Business Manager