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SOUTHEAST AREA COOPERATIVE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wednesday, February 21, 2024


A meeting of the Board of Directors of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on February 21, 2024 at the office of Southeast Area Cooperative, Beresford, South Dakota. The members of the Board of Directors present were: Amanda Beeler, Alcester-Hudson School District (virtual); Dan Erickson, Beresford School
District; Robin Kappenman, Canton School District (virtual); Sabrina Sayler, Elk Point-Jefferson School District (virtual); and Brian Spurrell, Irene-Wakonda School District. Also present were Tim Rhead, Superintendent Alcester-Hudson School District; Ann Boden, Business Manager and Tricia West, Director, Southeast Area Cooperative.

Dan Erickson called the meeting to order at 5:38 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Sabrina Sayler to adopt the agenda. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Robin Kappenman and seconded by Amanda Beeler to approve the November 15, 2023 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: $986,599; Receipts from Local Sources: $222,120; Receipts from Federal Sources: $344,151; Disbursements of
$537,793, and a Closing Balance of $1,015,077. A motion was made by Robin Kappenman and seconded
by Brian Spurrell to approve the financial report. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A listing of bills for December, January, and February 2024 was presented. A motion was made by Amanda Beeler and seconded by Sabrina Sayler approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes.

Motion carried. A listing of paid vouchers follows:
ADOBE INC, SUBSCRIPTION, $229.29; ALCESTER-HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT, PERKINS, $342.00; AMAZON.COM, SUPPLIES, $266.47; ANDERSEN ENTERPRISES LLC, SNOW REMOVAL, $770.00; AREA II
BUSINESS MANAGERS, DUES, $100.00; ASHA, DUES, $225.00; BAKER, MELISSA, MILEAGE, $164.22;
BALDWIN, MAIZY, REIMBURSEMENT, $25.00; BILLION NISSAN, MAINTENANCE, $369.39; BJOREM
SPEECH PUBLICATIONS, THERAPY SUPPLIES, $51.02; BUDGET CHALLENGE, PERKINS, $425.00; CARLSON,
JOSHUA, TRAINING REIMBURSEMENT, $790.00; CASEYS, TRAINING LUNCH, $163.93; CENTER FOR
DISABILITIES, REGISTRATION, $480.00; CENTURY BUSINESS, MAINTENANCE, $90.00; CITY OF BERESFORD, UTILITIES, $2,082.97; CITY OF SIOUX FALLS, PARKING, $3.00; DAKOTA ACADEMIC CONSULTING, SILDL, $7,500.00; DASHLANE, SUPSCRIPTION, $59.99; DIBLEY, JEREMIAH, SILDL STIPEND, $1,750.00; DOCUMO, FAX, $80.55; EASY TIME CLOCK, SUBSCRIPTION, $59.00; ELO PROF LLC, AUDIT, $6,372.16; EMERGENT LEARNING PRESS, SUPPLIES, $165.00; FIESTA FOODS, INSERVICE SUPPLIES, $47.84; FLYGER, ANDREA, REIMBURSEMENT, $19.52; FODNESS, GRANT, MILEAGE, $83.54; FOREST T JONES, INSURANCE, $108.00; GOODWILL OF THE GREAT PLAINS, SHREDDING, $68.50; HEALTH EQUITY, FEES, $42.00; HEER, TAWNYA, LICENSURE, $155.14; JAMF SOFTWARE, SOFTWARE, $17.50; JAYMAR BUSINESS FORMS, SUPPLIES, 143.67; JENSEN INSURANCE, INSURANCE, $200.00; JERRY’S CHEVROLET, MAINTENANCE, $1,957.65; KING, MICHAEL, SILDL STIPEND, $3,000.00; KOLB, LISA, MILEAGE, $57.02; MCKEE, MELISSA, MILEAGE, $27.54; MENDARDS, MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES, $51.96; MICROSOFT, SUBSCRIPTION, $15.73; MOSER, KELLEN, SILDL STIPEND, $2,800.00; NCS PEARSON INC, TESTING SUPPLIES, $258.50; NETH, HOLLY, MILEAGE, $540.09; NEW CENTURY PRESS, LEGALS, $94.24; OLSON, KIMBER, DUES REIMBURSEMENT, $225.00; PEPPER, CAROL, LICENSURE, $50.00; PRECISION IRRIGATION AND LAWNCARE, MOWING, $144.90; PRO ED, TESTING SUPPLIES, $187.00; RIEDEL, MICHELLE, SILDL STIPEND, $3,800.00; SELCHERT, JASON, SILDL, $2,187.50; SHI, LICENSES, $24.49; STREFF, LAURA, MILEAGE, $81.60; SWANSON, RUSSELL, SILDL STIPEND, $2,000.00; TOTEM PD, TRAINING, $1,295.00; US BANK VOYAGER FLEET SYSTEMS INC, FUEL, $2,830.36; VANNORSDEL, JESSICA, MILEAGE, $481.02; VERIZON WIRELESS, PHONES, $785.22; WALMART, SUPPLIES, $77.44; WESTERN PSYCHOLOGICA, TESTING SUPPLIES, $198.00; WITKOP, MELISSA, MILEAGE, $272.85; ZWEIFEL, CANDACE, MILEAGE, $79.56;

A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Robin Kappenman to approve the FY 2023 audit report. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Robin Kappenman and seconded by Amanda Beeler to recommend ELO CPAs &
Advisors for the FY 2024 audit. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

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

A motion was made by Robin Kappenman and seconded by Sabrina Sayler to approve the administrative
contracts for the Director and Business Manager with terms and conditions to be determined at a later date. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Sabrina Sayler and seconded by Robin Kappenman to approve the hire of Mary Vander Laan, Early Childhood Teacher. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The preliminary 2024-2025 budget was presented.

Tricia West presented the Leadership Team report which included:
 Kindergarten Academy
 Special Education reviews
 Perkins & CTE
 Early Childhood Screenings
 Candace Zweifel, SLP nominated for state special education staff of the year

There was no public input.

A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Amanda Beeler to enter executive session at 6:02 p.m. per SDCL 1-25-2(4) for preparing for contract negotiations or negotiating with employees or employee representatives. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Dan Erickson declared the Board out of
executive session at 6:12 p.m.

A motion was made by Sabrina Sayler and seconded by Amanda Beeler to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:13 p.m. The next meeting of the Board of
Directors will be May 15, 2024.


Faydra Christensen, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager