3-15-22 minutes

Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
March 15, 2022


A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, March 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 9:09 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 Dustin Degen and seconded by Russ Townsend to approve the minutes of the
January 18, 2022 regular meeting and the February 15, 2022 special meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for February 2022 was presented: General Fund Beginning Balance: $641,720; Receipts: $192,537; Disbursements: $153,468 for an ending balance of $80,789. A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Brett Mellem to approve the financial report as presented. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A listing of bills was presented. A motion was made by Dustin Degen and seconded by Russ Townsend to approve the payment of bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Brett Mellem to award the paper portion of the bulk paper and supply bid to One Office Solutions and the supplies portion of the bid to A&B Business. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Dustin Degen and seconded by Russ Townsend to approve the resignation of Amanda Edlund, SLP. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Brett Mellem to form a consortium of Southeast Area Cooperative districts for the administration of the American Rescue Plan – Homeless Children and Youth Grant (ARP-HCYII). All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The Leadership Team report included:
 There are 198 people registered for Kindergarten Academy. Member district staff can attend for free.
 The Behavior Classroom teacher position is posted and still open.

A motion was made by Dustin Degen and seconded by Russ Townsend to enter executive session at 9:40 a.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 10:16 a.m.

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Brett Mellem to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 10:16 a.m.


Dave Hutchison, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager