01-18-22 minutes

Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
January 18, 2022


A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 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; 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.

Dave Hutchison called the meeting to order at 11:03 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 Brett Mellem and seconded by Russ Townsend to approve the minutes of the December 21, 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: $657,949; Receipts: $148,047; Disbursements: $168,157 for an ending balance of $637,839. A motion was made by Dustin Degen 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 Russ Townsend to approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The Leadership Team report included:
 Cooperative staff in-service was held January 7th.
 Aspen training will be offered January 21st.
 SPED Directors pre-conference is March 14th in Sioux Falls.
 The service delivery proposal was reviewed and discussed. A special meeting will be held on February 15th at 11:00 a.m. to further review.

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Dustin Degen to enter executive session at 12:19 p.m. per SDCL 1-25-2(4) for preparing for contract negotiations or negotiating with employees or employee representatives. All present voted yes. Motion carried. President Dave Hutchison declared the Board out of executive session at 12:35 p.m.

A motion was made by Brett Mellem and seconded by Dustin Degen to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 12:35 p.m.


Dave Hutchison, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager