SOUTHEAST AREA COOPERATIVE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
A meeting of the Board of Directors of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on November 16, 2022 at
the office of Southeast Area Cooperative, Beresford, South Dakota. The members of the Board of Directors present were: Jessy Paulson, Alcester-Hudson School District (via zoom); Dan Erickson,
Beresford School District; Sabrina Saylor, Elk Point-Jefferson School District (via Zoom); Brian Spurrell,
Irene-Wakonda School District; and Faydra Christensen, Viborg-Hurley School District. Also present
were Brett Mellem, Superintendent Viborg-Hurley School District; Ann Boden, Business Manager and
Tricia West, Director, Southeast Area Cooperative.
Faydra Christensen called the meeting to order at 5:36 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
A motion was made by Dan Erickson and seconded by Brian Spurrell to adopt the agenda adding item 9
to discuss the Homeless Grant. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Sabrina Saylor and seconded by Dan Erickson to approve the August 17, 2022
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: $792,447;
Receipts from Local Sources: $564,650; Receipts from Federal Sources: $54,875; Disbursements of
$644,891, and a Closing Balance of $767,081. A motion was made by Jessy Paulson and seconded by
Brian Spurrell to approve the financial report. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A listing of bills for September, October, November 2022 was presented. A motion was made by Dan
Erickson and seconded by Sabrina Saylor to approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes. Motion
carried. A listing of paid vouchers follows:
Academic Therapy Publications, Materials, $96.80; ACTE, Registration, $1,115.00; Adobe Inc, License,
$162.84; Ahlgrim, Talen, Mileage, $440.64; Alcester-Hudson School District, Perkins, $1,086.72;
Amazon.com, Supplies, $648.05; Apple Inc, Apps, $36.97; Baker, Melissa, Reimbursement, $23.68;
Carlson Body Shop, Towing, $360.18; CEC Inc, Perkins, $1,900.00; Center For Disabilities, Training,
$180.00; Century Business, Copier Maintenance, $72.00; CEV Multimedia, Perkins, $850.00; City of
Beresford, Utilities, $1,125.49; Cody, Carson, Mileage, $426.87; Dakota Academic Consulting, SILDL,
$4,500.00; Dickerson, Kylie, Mileage, $103.56; Documo, Fax, $101.88; Eastwood, Perkins, $329.99; Easy
Time Clock, License, $36.20; ELO Prof LLC, Audit, $5,992.77; Ewell Education Services, Perkins, $325.00;
Fiesta, Supplies, $31.36; Flamingo Hotel, Perkins, $360.54; Forest T Jones, Insurance, $282.00; Goodwill
of the Great Plans, Shredding, $68.50; Health Equity, Fees, $42.00; Healthcare Providers Liability,
Insurance, $93.00; Home Depot, Perkins, $1,048.00; Irene-Wakonda School District, Perkins, $785.00;
Jensen Insurance, Insurance, $200.00; Jerry’s Chevrolet, Vehicle Maintenance, $2,448.73; Kolb, Lisa,
Mileage, $98.31; McDowell, Haley, Fingerprints, $25.00; McKee, Melissa, Reimbursement, $6.42;
Menards, Maintenance Supplies, $279.00; Microsoft, Software, $15.77; Midwest Technology Products,
Perkins, $1,785.00; National Association of School Psychologists, Dues, $220.00; NCS Pearson Inc,
Testing Supplies, $775.70; New Century Press, Legals, $171.29; Northern Tool, Perkins, $480.10; Olson’s
Ace Hardware, Supplies, $59.96; Olson, Kimber, Mileage, $32.64; One Office Solutions, Paper & Supplies,
$38,649.92; Precision Irrigation and Lawncare, Lawncare, $405.50; Ramkota Inn, Travel, $222.00;
Restaurant Supply, Perkins, $820.56; Rolling Hills Publishing, Perkins, $600.00; SD Association of Schools
Psychs, Dues, $190.00; SDASBO, Dues, $75.00; Selchert, Jason, SILDL, $2,187.50; SFM, Work Comp,
$412.00; SLP Toolkit, Subscription, $430.00; Staples, Supplies, $446.51; Storo, Matt, Perkins, $776.00;
Streff, Laura, Mileage, $199.08; Trust & Agency, Reimburse, $873.87; Twedt, Bridget, Perkins, $497.61;
US Bank Voyager, Fuel, $3,534.96; Vannorsdel, Jessica, Mileage/Dues, $535.30; Verizon Wireless,
Phones, $937.50; Visa, Credit Card, $91.22; Walmart, Supplies, $133.69; Witkop, Missy, Mileage,
$325.02; Zweifel, Candace, Dues, $225.00
A motion was made by Sabrina Saylor and seconded by Dan Erickson to have Jessy Paulson, Brian
Spurrell, and Sabrina Saylor serve on the 2023-2024 negotiation team. All present voted yes. Motion
A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Jessy Paulson to ratify the actions of the Advisory
Board from the September and October 2022 meetings and to act on the following consent agenda
Approve the resignation of Lisa Vogt
Paraprofessional wage adjustment
All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Dan Erickson and seconded by Brian Spurrell to not submit for the ARP Homeless
Children and Youth Grant. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
There were no actions of the SILDL governing board to report.
There was no public input.
Tricia West presented the Leadership Team report which included:
Early Childhood staffing
Coop special education director meeting
IEP facilitation training
Alternatives to Suspension training
New State Technical Assistance Documents
Special Education reviews
A motion was made by Dan Erickson and seconded by Sabrina Saylor to adjourn the meeting. All
present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:03 p.m.
The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be February 15, 2023.
Faydra Christensen, President
Ann Boden, Business Manager