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Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
June 18, 2024


A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at the Canton High School, Canton, South Dakota. Members present were: Tim Rhead, Alcester-Hudson School District; Russ Townsend, Canton 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. Tim Rhead called the meeting to order at 10:14 a.m.

A motion was made by Russ Townsend and seconded by Brett Mellem to approve the agenda. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Brett Mellem and seconded by Russ Townsend to approve the minutes of the April 16, 2024 meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for May 2024 was presented: General Fund Beginning Balance: $1,031,330; Receipts: $188,634; Disbursements: $188,322 for an ending balance of
$1,031,642. A motion was made by Dave Hutchison and seconded by Russ Townsend to approve the financial report as presented. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A listing of bills was presented. A motion was made by Brett Mellem and seconded by Russ Townsend to
approve the payment of June 2024 bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Russ Townsend and seconded by Brett Mellem to approve the following budget
amendments. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

Increase Decrease
Fund Balance Fund Balance $7,000.00
10 2152 010 230 Speech Insurance Benefit $ 7,000.00
10 2226 000 399 SILDL $ 2,000.00
10 7000 000 000 Contingency $ 2,000.00
A motion was made by Brett Mellem and seconded by Russ Townsend to set the 2024-2025 rate for
contracted PT services at $33.50 per unit. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Russ Townsend and seconded by Brett Mellem to approve the SILD contracts for
Jason Selchert and Bonnie Overweg. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The Leadership Team report included:
 Kindergarten Academy attendance was 173
 Birth to Three software and electronic IFSPs
 Title IX training
 Fall professional development
A motion was made by Russ Townsend and seconded by Brett Mellem to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.


Tim Rhead, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager