12-21-21 minutes

Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
December 21, 2021


A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, December 21, 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; 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 10:58 a.m.

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Dustin Degen to approve the agenda. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Dustin Degen and seconded by Derek Barrios to approve the minutes of the October 19, 2021 meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for November 2021 was presented: General Fund Beginning Balance: $643,565; Receipts: $173,327; Disbursements: $158,943 for an ending balance of $657,949. A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Derek Barrios 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 Dustin Degen to approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The Leadership Team report included:
 Cooperative staff in-service will be January 7th.
 Reviewed the new Discipline in Detail handbook.
 The service delivery proposal was reviewed and discussed. An implementation team with representatives from each district will be formed.

A motion was made by Derek Barrios and seconded by Tim Rhead to enter executive session at 12:14 p.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 12:29 p.m.

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 12:30 p.m.


Dave Hutchison, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager