04-19-22 Minutes


Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
April 19, 2022


A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, April 19, 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; Derek Barrios, Elk Point-Jefferson 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 11:15 a.m.

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

A motion was made by Brett Mellem and seconded by Dustin Degen to approve the minutes of the March 15, 2022 regular meeting and the March 22, 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: $680,789; Receipts: $165,440; Disbursements: $156,681 for an ending balance of
$689,548. A motion was made by Brett Mellem 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.

A motion was made by Derek Barrios and seconded by Brett Mellem to approve the resignation of Marissa Philips, SLP. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The Leadership Team report included:
 There are 236 people registered for Kindergarten Academy to be held June 21-22. Member district staff can attend for free.
 Negotiations were held April 6th a recap was given.
 Information was provided on Child Find.

A motion was made by Derek Barrios and seconded by Brett Mellem to enter executive session at 11:42 a.m. per SDCL 1-25-2(1) for 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 12:06 p.m.

A motion was made by Dustin Degen and seconded by Russ Townsend to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 12:06 p.m.


Dave Hutchison, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager