02-15-22 Special Meeting minutes

Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
February 15, 2022


A special meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, February 15, 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 11:13 a.m.

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

A motion was made by Brett Mellem and seconded by Tim Rhead to proceed with the implementation of a cooperative behavior classroom for the 2022-2023 school year to be located at the Beresford school, including advertising for a special education teacher. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Dustin Degen to enter executive session at 11:58 p.m. per SDCL 1-25-2(4) for preparing for contract negotiations or negotiating with employees or employee representatives and SDCL 1-25-2(1) discussing the qualifications, competence, performance,
character, or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee. All present voted yes. Motion carried. President Dave Hutchison declared the Board out of executive session at 12:22 p.m.

A motion was made by Russ Townsend and seconded by Brett Mellem to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 12:23 p.m.


Dave Hutchison, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager