06-14-21 Minutes


Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
Monday June 14, 2021


A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, June 14, 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; Derek Barrios, Elk Point-Jefferson 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 and Dustin Degen, Beresford School District. Dave Hutchison called the meeting to order at 10:18 a.m.

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Derek Barrios 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 April 20, 2021 meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for May 2021 was presented: General Fund Beginning Balance: $519,755; Receipts: $136,882; Disbursements: $151,803 for an ending balance of $504,834. A motion was made by Brian Field 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 Brett Mellem and seconded by Derek Barrios to approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Brian Field to approve the contracts for Birth to Three staff for the 2021-2022 fiscal year with a $1,000 bonus pro-rated for part-time staff. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Derek Barrios and seconded by Brett Mellem to declare vehicles and equipment as surplus. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Tim Rhead to approve the following 2020-2021 budget contingency transfer. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
Increase Decrease
10 7000 000 000 $3,000.000
10 2226 000 310 $1,500.00
10 2226 000 399 $1,500.00

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Bret Mellem to change the date of the July board meeting and budget hearing to Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Derek Barrios and seconded by Brett Mellem to approve SILDL contracts for Jason Selchert and Bonnie Overweg. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The Leadership Team report included:
 The following trainings will be held in the fall for district and/or cooperative staff.
o Paraprofessional Bootcamp – August 10th
o Coop staff in-service – August 12th
o IEP Stay Out of Jail – September 10th
o Early Childhood training – September 17th
 Kindergarten Academy will be held in Canton June 21-22

A motion was made by Brian Field and seconded by Derek Barrios to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 10:37 a.m.

Jason Selchert, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager