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SOUTHEAST AREA COOPERATIVE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A meeting of the Board of Directors of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on November 18, 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; Deb Bergland, Beresford School District; Christal Dietzenbach, Canton School District; Sabrina Saylor, 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 Christal Dietzenbach and seconded by Deb Bergland to adopt the agenda. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Christal Dietzenbach and seconded by Kathy Jorgensen to approve the August 17, 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: $263,020; Receipts from Local Sources: $506,753; Receipts from Federal Sources: $147,353; Disbursements of $402,513, and a Closing Balance of $514,613. A motion was made by Sabrina Saylor and seconded by Christal Dietzenbach to approve the financial report. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A listing of bills for September, October, and November 2020 was presented. A motion was made by Kathy Jorgensen and seconded by Sabrina Saylor to approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried. A listing of paid vouchers follows:
Akland, Jean, Reimbursement, $41.42; Amazon.com, Supplies, $2,020.07; Area II Superintendents, $100.00; BMTC, Telephone, $475.53; Bomgaars, Perkins, $1,968.98; Bridges at Beresford, Rental, $460.00; ByteSpeed, Perkins, $4,475.00; CAERT, Perkins, $1,699.00; Hilary Callahan, Reimbursement, $94.00; Career Safe, Perkins, $900.00; Century Business, Copier Maintenance, $63.00; CEV Multimedia, Perkins, $850.00; City of Beresford, Utilities, $522.62; Dakota Academic Consulting, SILDL, $4,500.00;
Dickerson, Kylie, Mileage, $150.36; Documo, Fax, $49.08; Eduporium, Perkins, $1,910.86; Ewell Education Services, Perkins, $325.00; Forest T Jones, Insurance, $94.00; Gayville-Volin School District, Perkins, $2,354.00; Gilbert, Ann, Mileage, $269.64; Goodwill the Great Plains, Shredding, $26.00; Heer, Tawnya, Mileage, $23.10; Jensen Insurance, Insurance, $457.00; Jerry’s Chevrolet, Vehicle Maintenance, $832.39; Jones & Bartlett, Perkins, $2,744.25; McLeods, Supplies, $52.80; Microsoft, Software, $71.54; Multi Health System, Testing Supplies, $426.60; NASCO, Perkins, $669.45; Natus Medical Inc, Equipment Maintenance, $913.00; Nettestad, Ali, Reimbursement, $277.08; One Office Solutions; Paper & Supplies,  $25,092.97; Pease, Quint, Computer Repairs, $35.00; Petrik, Sharon, Reimbursement, $225.00; Precision Irrigation and Lawncare, Lawncare, $260.00; Printing Plus, Printing, $72.00; Reality Works, Perkins, $875.45; Riverside Insights, Testing Supplies, $727.50; Rockler Companies, Perkins, $2,020.99; SD Association of School Psychs, Dues, $75.00; Jason Selchert, SILDL, $2,187.50; Staples, Supplies, $95.84; Star Publishing, Legals, $194.68; Super Duper Inc, Supplies, $129.85; TCM Bank, Credit Card, $720.98; Tower Garden, Perkins, $2,664.00, Trudeau, Abby, Mileage, $61.32; Trust & Agency, Reimbursement, $194.20; US Bank Voyager Systems, Fuel, $1,870.27; Vander Stouwe, Tali, Reimbursement, $24.44; Vannorsdel, Jessica, Mileage, $578.47; Verizon Wireless, Phones, $938.40; Zweifel, Candace,  Reimbursement, $225.00 A motion was made by Sabrina Saylor and seconded by Deb Bergland to select Faydra Christensen, Chris Savey, and Christal Dietzenbach for the 2021-2022 negotiation team. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

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

The board had discussion on the dividend payment issued by Northern Plains Insurance Pool. A motion was made by Jay Hallaway and seconded by Christal Dietzenbach to use the dividend to give bonuses to staff in December in the amounts of $1,000 for certified contract staff, prorated for staff less than fulltime, and $500 for paraprofessionals. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Deb Bergland and seconded by Kathy Jorgensen to ratify the actions of the Advisory Board from the September and October meetings and to take action on the following consent agenda items:
 Approve Title IX policy changes.
All present voted yes. Motion carried.

There was no public input.

Tricia West presented the Leadership Team report which included:
 The Southeast Area Cooperative Service Report was presented. To date 390 students are being served and 248 evaluations have been completed.
 The Alcester-Hudson SLP position is still vacant. Services are being provided using other cooperative staff and substitutes either in-person or via zoom.
A motion was made by Jay Hallaway and seconded by Deb Bergland to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:01 p.m.

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be February 17, 2021.

Faydra Christensen, President

Ann Boden, Business Manage