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Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 16, 2021


A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, March 16, 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; Jason Selchert, Gayville-Volin School District (via zoom); and Brett Mellem, Viborg-Hurley School District (via zoom). Also present were Tricia West, Director and Ann Boden, Business Manager Southeast Area Cooperative.

Jason Selchert called the meeting to order at 11:06 a.m.

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

A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Brett Mellem to approve the minutes of the January 19,2021 and the March 10, 2021 meetings. All present voted yes. Motion carried The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for February 2021 was presented: General Fund Beginning Balance: $528,810; Receipts: $56,335; Disbursements: $150,207 for an ending balance of $434,938. A motion was made by Brett Mellem 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 Brian Field and seconded by Terry Gerber to approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Brett Mellem and seconded by Brian Field to approve the award of the bulk paper and supply bid to Paper Corporation for copier paper and One Office Solutions for the rolled, construction, and office supplies. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Terry Gerber and seconded by Brian Field to accept the resignation of Sara Erickson, Speech Language Pathologist at the end of the school year. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The Leadership Team report included:
 Discussed current speech vacancy.
 An update on the progress and results of early childhood screenings was given.
 A reminder was given on speech service time and IEP compliance.
 Information was shared on center-based behavior programs.
 Grant Fodness has been hired as a school psychologist for 2021-2022 school year.

A motion was made by Terry Gerber and seconded by Tim Rhead to enter executive session at 11:35 a.m. for the purpose of preparing for contract negotiations or negotiating with employees or employee representitive, per SDCL 1-25-2-(4). Motion carried. President Jason Selchert declared the Board out of executive session at 11:49 a.m.

A motion was made by Terry Gerber and seconded by Brett Mellem to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 11:56 a.m.


Jason Selchert, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager