02-23-21 Special Meeting minutes


Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 23, 2021


A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 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; Jason Selchert, Gayville-Volin School District; 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.

Jason Selchert called the meeting to order at 10:09 a.m.

A motion was made by Dave Hutchison and seconded by Tim Rhead to approve the agenda. All present voted yes. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Terry Gerber and seconded by Brett Mellem to enter executive session at 10:10 a.m. for the purpose of discussing the qualifications, competence, performance, character or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective public office or employee, per SDCL 1-25-2-(1). Motion passed. President Jason Selchert declared the Board out of executive session at 10:52 a.m.

A motion was made by Dave Hutchison and seconded by Brian Field to accept the request by the Gayville-Volin School District to withdraw from the Southeast Area Cooperative at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Role call vote to approve. Yes: Rhead, Field, Gerber, Barrios, Hutchison, Mellem; No: (None); Abstain: Selchert. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Terry Gerber and seconded by Derek Barrios to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 11:31 a.m.


Jason Selchert, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager