Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
September 20, 2022
A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, September 20, 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; Philip Schonebaum, 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.
Brett Mellem called the meeting to order at 11:04 a.m.
A motion was made by Dustin Degen and seconded by Tim Rhead to approve the agenda. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Russ Townsend and seconded by Dustin Degen to approve the minutes of the
July 13, 2022 regular meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for August 2022 was presented: General Fund
Beginning Balance: $792,447; Receipts: $338,661; Disbursements: $264,142 for an ending balance of
$866,966. A motion was made by Dave Hutchison and seconded by Philip Schonebaum to approve the
financial report as presented. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A listing of bills was presented. A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Russ Townsend to
approve the payment of September bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Dustin Degen and seconded by Tim Rhead to enter executive session at 11:10 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 Brett Mellem declared the Board out of executive session at 11:23 a.m.
The Leadership Team report included:
Tricia West will be attending a state-wide cooperative directors meeting.
Discussed possible changes to comprehensive plan
Two districts have SPED reviews Alcester-Hudson (11/7) and Elk Point-Jefferson (11/8).
A motion was made by Russ Townsend and seconded by Dustin Degen to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 11:46 a.m.
Brett Mellem, President
Ann Boden, Business Manager