SOUTHEAST AREA COOPERATIVE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Monday, November 17, 2021
A meeting of the Board of Directors of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on November 17, 2021 at the office of Southeast Area Cooperative, Beresford, South Dakota. The members of the Board of Directors present were: Jessie Paulson, Alcester-Hudson School District (via zoom); Dan Erickson, Beresford School District; Robin Kappenman, Canton School District (via Zoom); Sabrina Saylor, Elk Point-Jefferson School District (via Zoom); Brian Spurrell, Irene-Wakonda School District, and Faydra Christensen, Viborg-Hurley School District. Also present were Dave Hutchison, Irene-Wakonda School District; Ann Boden, Business Manager and Tricia West, Director, Southeast Area Cooperative.
Faydra Christensen called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
A motion was made by Brian Spurrel and seconded by Dan Erickson to adopt the agenda. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Dan Erickson and seconded by Robin Kappenman to approve the August 16, 2021 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: $596,104; Receipts from Local Sources: $464,894; Receipts from Federal Sources: $145,072; Disbursements of $562,505, and a Closing Balance of $643,565. A motion was made by Sabrina Saylor and seconded by Dan Erickson to approve the financial report. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A listing of bills for September, October, and November 2021 was presented. A motion was made by Brian Spurrell seconded by Jessy Paulson to approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried. A listing of paid vouchers follows:
Adobe Inc, License, $162.84; Amazon.com, Supplies & Perkins, $1,989.05; Apple Inc, Apps, $98.96; Arrowhead Resort, Lodging, $440.21; Autel, Perkins, $1,197.62; Beresford School District, Perkins, $2,200; Boden, Ann, Reimbursement, $14.90; CAERT Inc, Perkins, $1,800.00; CareerSafe, Perkins, $1,600.00; Carlson, Josh, Reimbursement, $395.00; Caseys, Training Lunch, $116.04; Century Business, Copier Maintenance, $72.00; CEV Multimedia, Perkins, $850.00; City of Beresford, Utilities, $1,062.43; City of Sioux Falls, Parking, $5.25; Dakota Academic Consulting, SILDL, $4,125.00; Dickerson, Kylie, Reimbursement, $100.00; Documo, Fax, $124.44; Easy Time Clock, License, $30.00; ECR4Kids, Supplies,
$79.99; Edlund, Amanda, Mileage, $79.38; EMC Insurance Company, Insurance, $48.00; Ewell, Perkins, $325.00; Fiesta, Supplies, $21.96; Fodness, Grant, Reimbursement, $27.00; Forest T Jones, Insurance, $188.00; Geek Dad, Repairs, $70.00; Goodwill of the Great Plains, Shredding, $59.50; Grainger, Perkins, $4,292.62; Hall, Lela, Mileage, $30.24; Hansen, Kristina, Reimbursement, $4.26; Healthcare Providers Liability, Insurance, $89.00; Home Depot, Perkins, $607.97; HyVee, Inservice Lunch, $406.83; Jensen Insurance, Insurance, $200.00; Jerry’s Chevrolet, Vehicle Maintenance, $2,220.00; Kolb, Lisa, Mileage, $133.56; McLeod’s, Supplies, $234.65; Microsoft, Software, $15.79; Muller Auto Parts; $29.80; National
Association of School Psychologists, Dues, $99.00; NCS Pearson Inc, Testing Supplies, $874.25; Olson’s Ace Hardware, Supplies, $96.95; Olson, Kimber, Reimbursement, $150.00; One Office Solutions, Paper & Supplies, $39,088.13; Philips, Marissa, Reimbursement, $150.00; Precision Irrigation and Lawncare, Lawncare, $430.00; Printing Plus, Printing, $363.00; Sanford Health Plans, Fees, $46.00; SD Association of School Psychologists, Dues, $135.00; Jason Selchert, SILDL, $2,187.50; Software Unlimited, License, $1,327.00; Staples, Supplies, $165.78; Star Publishing, Legals, $216.47; Trudeau Abby, Reimbursement and Mileage, $214.66; Trust and Agency, Reimbursement, $290.70; US Bank Voyager Systems, Fuel, $2,712.27; Vander Stouwe, Tali, Reimbursement, $74.89; Vannorsdel, Jessica, Reimbursement/Mileage, $712.33; Verizon Wireless, Phones, $938.05; Walmart, Supplies, $88.62; West, Tricia, Reimburse License, $150.00; Zweifel, Candace, Reimbursement, $225.00
A motion was made by Dan Erickson and seconded by Sabrina Saylor to accept the resignation of custodian Susie Sorenson and hire Macy Quartier as custodian. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Dan Erickson to select Faydra Christensen, Sabrina Saylor, and Jessy Paulson for the negotiation team for 2022-2023 contracts. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Sabrina Saylor and seconded by Dan Erickson to ratify the actions of the Advisory Board from the September and October 2021 meetings and to take action on the following consent agenda items:
Approve surplus items
Approve contract change with Lisa Schmitz
Approve resignation of Abby Trudeau, SLPA
All present voted yes. Motion carried.
There were no actions of the SILDL governing board to report.
There was no public input.
Tricia West presented the Leadership Team report which included:
The newly formed employee input panel has met.
A review of current caseloads was presented.
Multiple sessions of Totem Aspen training have been held for district staff.
A motion was made by Dan Erickson and seconded by Brian Spurrell to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 5:48 p.m. The next meeting of the Board of Directors
will be February 16, 2022.
Faydra Christensen, President
Ann Boden, Business Manager