SOUTHEAST AREA COOPERATIVE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
A meeting of the Board of Directors of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on May 18, 2022 at the office of Southeast Area Cooperative, Beresford, South Dakota. The members of the Board of Directors present were: Jessy Paulson, Alcester-Hudson School District; Dan Erickson, Beresford School District; Robin Kappenman, Canton School District (via Zoom); Sabrina Saylor, Elk Point-Jefferson School District (via Zoom). Also present were Dave Hutchison, Irene-Wakonda School District (via phone); Ann Boden, Business Manager and Tricia West, Director, Southeast Area Cooperative.
Dan Erickson called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
A motion was made by Jessy Paulson and seconded by Sabrina Saylor to adopt the agenda. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Jessy Paulson and seconded by Robin Kappenman to approve the February 16, 2022 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: $641,720; Receipts from Local Sources: $186,431; Receipts from Federal Sources: $335,584; Disbursements of $468,975, and a Closing Balance of $694,760. A motion was made by Robin Kappenman and seconded by Sabrina Saylor to approve the financial report. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A listing of bills for March, April, and May 2022 was presented. A motion was made by Robin Kappenman seconded by Jessy Paulson 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, $270.05; Anderson Enterprises, Snow Removal, $400.00; Apple, Apps, $25.50; Caseys, EC Screening Lunch, $88.02; Center For Disabilities, Trainings, $300.00; Century Business, Copier Maintenance, $72.00; CEUEY, Training, $85.00; Christensen, Faydra, Special Meeting/Mileage, $59.40; City of Beresford, Utilities, $2,302.33; Curriculum Associates, Testing Materials, $36.25; Dakota Academic Consulting, SILDL, $8,250.00; Daneville Inn, EC Screening Lunch, $34.23; Dibley, Jeremiah, SILDL Stipend $750.00; Documo, Fax, $75.00; Eastwood, Perkins, $2,874.90; Easy Time Clock, License, $20.00; Edlund, Amanda, Mileage, $52.08; Fahlberg, Sandy, Mileage, $26.88; Fiesta, Supplies, $39.89; Fodness, Grant, Dues Reimbursement, $255.00; Goodwill of the Great Plains, Shredding, $68.50; Gopher, Therapy Supplies, $62.50; Hall, Lela, Mileage, $45.36; Harbor Freight, Perkins, $496.93; Health Equity, Fees, $72.00; Healthcare Providers Liability, Insurance, $93.00; Irene-Wakonda School District, Perkins, $450.00; Jerry’s Chevrolet, Vehicle Maintenance, $730.32; Jones & Bartlet Learning, Perkins, $2,744.25; Karstens, Justin, SILDL Stipend, $2,000.00; King, Michael, SILDL Stipend, $1,500.00; Kolb, Lisa, Mileage, $61.32; Mathison TriGas, Perkins, $3,384.71; Microsoft, Software, $15.93; Moser, Kellen, SDLDL Stipend, $3,500.00; National Association of School Psychologists, Dues, $440.00; NCS Pearson Inc, Testing Supplies, $80.30; New Century Press, Legals, $90.20; Olson’s Ace Hardware, Supplies, $13.18; Parmenter, Dez, Reimbursement, $40.20; Paulson, Jessy, Special Meeting/Mileage, $40.08; Peterson, Lorna, Mileage, $25.20; Petty Cash, Reimbursement, $86.01; Precision Irrigation and Lawncare, Lawncare, $147.00; ProEd, Testing Supplies, $70.40; Quam, Berglin, & Post, Audit, $9,600.00; Ramkota, Travel, $216.00; Riedel, Michelle, SILDL Stipend, $2,050.00; Safe & Sound Storage, Rent, $550.00; Sabrina Saylor, Special Meeting/Mileage, $61.08; Schander, Amy, SILDL Stipend, $750.00; SDASBO, Training, $75.00; SDCASE, Training, $22.85; SDSLHA, Advertising, $125.00; Jason Selchert, SILDL, $2,187.50; Sioux Empire Automotive, Car, $17,109.00; Software Unlimited, Software, $6,750.00; Staples, Supplies, $486.72; Swanson, Russ, SILDLD Stipend, $1,750.00; TCM Bank, Fees, $21.00; Trust and Agency, Reimbursement, $150.00; US Bank Voyager Systems, Fuel, $2,845.12; Vannorsdel, Jessica, Mileage, $190.34; Verizon Wireless, Phones, $937.02; Walmart, Supplies, $94.19; Western Psychological, Testing Supplies, $162.80, Witkop, Missy, Mileage, $284.76
A motion was made by Sabrina Saylor and seconded by Robin Kappenman to approve the resignations of BreAnn Morris, Jeri Keenan-Cattnach, Ann Gilbert, Tiffany Johnson, Marissa Philips, and Amanda Edlund with $2,000 liquated damages being assessed to BreAnn Morris and Jeri Keenan-Cattnach as specified in signed contracts. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Robin Kappenman and seconded by Sabrina Saylor to approve the hire of Cari Hansen, Melissa McKee, and Laura Streff as Speech Language Pathology Assistants. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Jessy Paulson and seconded by Robin Kappenman to approve the following consent agenda.
- Authorize Director to offer contracts/accept resignations
- Surplus vehicle
- Approve paper and supply bids
- Approve comprehensive plan
- Set public hearing date for the 2022-2023 budget—July 19, 2022 11:00 AM
- Approve changing next advisory board meeting to June 22, 2022 11:00 AM
All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Robin Kappenman and seconded by Sabrina Saylor to approve Medicaid billing contracts with a 6.5% fee for service. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
There were no actions of the SILDL governing board to report.
There was no public input.
Tricia West presented the Leadership Team report which included:
- Coop staff completed a record 24 autism evaluations during the 2021-2022 school year.
- A review of summer activities was given
- Kindergarten Academy will be held June 20-21
A motion was made by Sabrina Saylor and seconded by Jessy Paulson to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:02 p.m. The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be August 17, 2022.
Faydra Christensen, President Ann Boden, Business Manager