SOUTHEAST AREA COOPERATIVE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
A meeting of the Board of Directors of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on February 17, 2021 via Zoom conferencing. The members of the Board of Directors present were: Jay Hallaway, Alcester-Hudson School District; Deb Bergland, Beresford School District; Sabrina Saylor, Elk Point-Jefferson
School District; Kathy Jorgensen, Gayville-Volin School District; Brian Spurrell, Irene-Wakonda School District; and Faydra Christensen, Viborg-Hurley School District. Also present were Jason Selchert, Gayville-Volin School District; Ann Boden, Business Manager and Tricia West, Director, Southeast Area Cooperative; and Heather Koch, Quam, Berglin, & Post.
Faydra Christensen called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
A motion was made by Deb Bergland and seconded by Jay Hallaway to adopt the agenda. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
Heather Koch, CPA from Quam, Berglin, & Post presented the 2019-2020 audit report. A motion was made by Sabrina Saylor and seconded by Brian Spurrell to approve the audit report. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Deb Bergland and seconded by Jay Hallaway to recommend Quam, Berglin, & Post for the 2020-2021 audit. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Sabrina Saylor to approve the November 18, 2020 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: $514,613; Receipts from Local Sources: $162,215; Receipts from Federal Sources: $320,198; Disbursements of $468,216, and a Closing Balance of $528,810. A motion was made by Jay Hallaway and seconded by Deb Bergland to approve the financial report. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A listing of bills for December, January, and February 2021 was presented. A motion was made by Sabrina Saylor and seconded by Jay Hallaway to approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried. A listing of paid vouchers follows:
Amazon.com, Supplies, $80.44; Anderson Enterprises, Snow Removal, $418.50, ASHA, $225.00; BMTC, Telephone, $479.00; Bjorem Speech Publication, Speech Supplies, $63.51; Boden, Ann, Mileage, $28.56;
Bureau of Education Research, Training, $279.00; Canton School District, Rent, $500.00; Carlson, Josh, Reimbursement, $50.00; Caseys, Meeting , $22.55; Century Business, Copier Maintenance, $63.00; City of Beresford, Utilities, $1,204.04; Dakota Academic Consulting, SILDL, $4,500.00; Dibley, Jeremiah, SILDL Stipend, $1,500; Dickerson, Kylie, Mileage, $154.56; Documo, Fax, $97.24; ECR4Kids, Supplies, $59.99; Erickson, Sara, Reimbursement, $225.00; Fiesta; Supplies; $46.30; Geek Dad, Computer Repairs, $140.00; Gilbert, Ann, Mileage, $595.98; Goodwill the Great Plains, Shredding, $29.75; Healthcare Providers Liability, Insurance, $162.00; Heer, Tawnya, Reimbursement, $149.00; Jerry’s Chevrolet, Vehicle Maintenance, $3,172.93; King, Michael, SILDL Stipend, $2,750.00; Mathison Tri-Gas, Perkins, $7,331.02; Microgrow, Perkins, $2,899.05; Microsoft, Software, $15.76; Moser, Kellen, SILDL Stipend, $2,500; Muller Auto Parts, Supplies, $32.47; National Association of School Psychologists, Training, $199.00; NCS Pearson, Testing Supplies, $577.03; Omnitech, Database, $157.50; Pechous Repair, Vehicle Maintenance, $529.83; Pepper, Carol, Reimbursement, $50.00; Precision Irrigation and Lawncare, Lawncare, $60.00; Rice, Jenny, SILDL Stipend, $750.00; Riedel, Michelle, SILDL Stipend, $3,350.00;
Schander, Amy, SILDL Stipend, $2,750.00; SD School for the Deaf, Birth to Three, $136.75; Jason Selchert, SILDL, $2,187.50; Staples, Supplies, $48.15; Super Duper Inc, Supplies, $729.58; SWWC Cooperative, Assessment Materials, $199.00; Swanson, Russ, SILDL Stipend, $1,750.00; Teachers Pay
Teachers, Materials, $73.30, US Bank Voyager Systems, Fuel, $2,115.55; Vannorsdel, Jessica, Mileage, $504.90; Verizon Wireless, Phones, $938.88; Walmart, Supplies, $82.69
There were no actions of the SILDL governing board to report.
A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Deb Bergland to approve administrative contracts for the Director and Business Manager with terms and conditions to be determined at a later date per Advisory Board recommendation. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Jay Hallaway and seconded by Brian Spurrell to approve the hiring of Jeri Keenan-Cattnach, SLP and Marissa Philips, SLP for the 2021-2022 school year. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kathy Jorgensen and seconded by Deb Bergland to accept the resignations of Ali Nettestad and Hilary Callahan. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
Ann Boden presented a preliminary budget for 2021-2022. The preliminary budget included possible salary and benefit premium increases.
Tricia West presented the Leadership Team report which included:
Kindergarten Academy will be held in-person at the Canton Performing Arts Center this summer and there are currently over 100 individuals registered. Cooperative staff and member school district staff can attend at no cost.
Reviewed current speech language pathology vacancies and service plan.
The vacant School Psychologist position is being advertised.
Notice was received from Gayville-Volin School District of their intent to withdraw from the Southeast Area Cooperative at the end of the current school year. It was determined the Advisory Board will hold a special meeting to discuss the withdrawal.
There was no public input.
A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Deb Bergland to enter executive session at 4:26 p.m. for the purpose of preparing for contract negotiations or negotiating with employees or employee representatives, per SDCL 1-25-2-(4). Motion carried.
Chair Faydra Christensen declared the board out of executive session at 4:33 p.m.
A motion was made by Jay Hallaway and seconded by Deb Bergland to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 4:34 p.m.
The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be May 19, 2021.
Faydra Christensen, President
Ann Boden, Business Manager