10-20-21 minutes

Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
October 19, 2021


A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at the office of Southeast Area Cooperative, Beresford, South Dakota. Members present were: Tim Rhead, Alcester-Hudson School District; Dustin Degen, Beresford School District; Russ Townsend, Canton School District; Derek Barrios, Elk Point-Jefferson School District; and Brett Mellem, Viborg-Hurley School District. Also present were Tricia West, Director and Ann Boden, Business Manager Southeast Area Cooperative.

Brett Mellem called the meeting to order at 11:02 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 Dustin Degen and seconded by Russ Townsend to approve the minutes of the
September 21, 2021 meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for September 2021 was presented: General Fund Beginning Balance: $566,767; Receipts: $223,890; Disbursements: $200,297 for an ending balance of $590,360. A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Dustin Degen to approve the financial report as presented. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

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

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Derek Barrios to approve the surplus of two rolling coolers. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Dustin Degen and seconded by Tim Rhead to enter executive session at 11:07 a.m. per SDCL 1-25-2(1) for the purpose of discussing qualifications, competence, performance, character or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective public officer of employee. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Vice President Brett Mellem declared the Board out of executive session at 11:19 a.m.

A motion was made by Derek Barrios and seconded by Tim Rhead to approve the resignation of Abby Trudeau, SLPA assessing liquidated damages of $5,000 per contract. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The Leadership Team report included:
 Director West attended the state-wide cooperative directors meeting.
 Aspen training sessions are being offered.
 Behavior services were discussed.
 Perkins consortium training is scheduled for December 7th. A school administrator, counselor, and teacher from each district must attend.

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Derek Barrios to adjourn the meeting. All present
voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 11:46 a.m.


Dave Hutchison, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager