SOUTHEAST AREA COOPERATIVE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
A meeting of the Board of Directors of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on February 16, 2022 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; Sabrina Saylor, Elk Point-Jefferson School District (via Zoom); and Brian Spurrell, Irene-Wakonda
School District. Also present were Dave Hutchison, Irene-Wakonda School District; Ann Boden, Business
Manager and Tricia West, Director, Southeast Area Cooperative.
Sabrina Saylor called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Dan Erickson to adopt the agenda. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
The fiscal year 2021 audit report was presented by Dwight Berlin of Quam, Berglin & Post. A motion was
made by Dan Erickson and seconded by Jessy Paulson to approve the audit report. All present voted yes.
A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Dan Erickson to approve Quam, Berglin & Post for the fiscal year 2022 audit. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Dan Erickson and seconded by Brian Spurrell to approve the November 17, 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: $643,565; Receipts from Local Sources: $194,361; Receipts from Federal Sources: $275,855; Disbursements of
$472,061, and a Closing Balance of $641,720. A motion was made by Jessy Paulson and seconded by
Brian Spurrell to approve the financial report. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A listing of bills for December, January, and February 2022 was presented. A motion was made by Dan
Erickson seconded by Brian Spurrell 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, $1,745.20; Anderson Enterprises, Snow Removal,
$346.00; Aquamat Systems, Perkins, $1,004.21; ASHA, Dues, $225.00; Bjorem Speech, Supplies, $63.81;
Bridges At Beresford, Rent, $225.00; Carlson, Josh, Reimbursement, $533.28; Caseys, Training Lunch, $214.01; Center For Disabilities, Trainings, $160.00; Century Business, Copier Maintenance, $75.83; City
of Beresford, Utilities, $1,514.72; Dibley, Jeremiah, SILDL Stipend $750.00; Documo, Fax, $75.40; Easy Time Clock, License, $30.00; Edlund, Amanda, Mileage/Reimbursement, $303.96; Fiesta, Supplies, $114.54; Goodwill of the Great Plains, Shredding, $128.00; Hall, Lela, Mileage, $25.20; Heer, Tawnya,
Reimbursement, $149.00; Hobby Lobby, Supplies, $3.72; Incubator Warehouse, Perkins, $289.00;
Intense Graphics, Apparel, $357.66; Jerry’s Chevrolet, Vehicle Maintenance, $2,009.12; Karstens, Justin,
SILDL Stipend, $2,000.00; Keenan-Cattnach, Jeri, Reimbursement, $375.00; King, Michael, SILDL Stipend,
$1,500.00; Kolb, Lisa, Mileage, $84.50; Microsoft, Software, $15.74; Midwest Technology Products,
Perkins, $2,016.24; Moser, Kellen, SDLDL Stipend, $3,500.00; NCS Pearson Inc, Testing Supplies, $663.15; Olson, Kimber, Reimbursement, $225.00; Parmenter, Dez, Reimbursement, $50.00; Pepper, Carol, Reimbursement, $50.00; Peterson, Lorna, Mileage, $13.44; Precision Irrigation and Lawncare, Lawncare, $125.00; Pyramid Educational Consultants, Training, $429.00; Reality Works, Perkins, $2,046.45; Riedel, Michelle, SILDL Stipend, $2,050.00; Sanford Health Plans, Fees, $78.00; Schander, Amy, SILDL Stipend, $750.00; Jason Selchert, SILDL, $2,187.50; Stan Houston Equipment, Perkins, $1,996.53; Star Publishing, Legals, $49.78; State of SD Social Work Examiners, Licensure, $300.00; Swanson, Russ, SILDLD Stipend, $1,750.00; Teachers Pay Teachers, Materials, $8.51; Tessman Company, Perkins, $2,322.65; US Bank Voyager Systems, Fuel, $3,896.31; Vannorsdel, Jessica, Mileage, $179.76; Verizon Wireless, Phones, $937.56; Walmart, Supplies, $63.13; West, Tricia, Reimbursement, $56.17; Zweifel, Candace, Reimbursement, $53.25.
There were no actions of the SILDL governing board to report.
A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Jessy Paulson to approve administrative contracts for Director and Business Manager with terms and conditions to be determined later. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
Ann Boden presented a preliminary budget for 2022-2023.
Tricia West presented the Leadership Team report which included:
The Advisory Board approved the implementation of a behavioral classroom for the 2022-2023 school year to be located at the Beresford School.
The year to date service report was presented.
Cooperative staff in-service was held in January.
Kindergarten Academy registration is opening soon. Ben Springer will be the presenter.
Six sessions of Totem Aspen training have been held for district staff.
Early childhood screenings will be held at each district during March.
There was no public input.
A motion was made by Dan Erickson and seconded by Brian Spurrell to enter executive session at 6:22 p.m. for the purpose of preparing for contract negotiations or negotiating with employees or employee representatives, per SDCL 1-25-2-(4). All present voted yes. Motion carried. Chair Sabrina Saylor declared the board out of executive session at 6:36 p.m.
A motion was made by Brian Spurrell and seconded by Dan Erickson to adjourn the meeting. All present
voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:36 p.m. The next meeting of the Board of Directors
will be May 18th, 2022.
Faydra Christensen, President
Ann Boden, Business Manager