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Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting
January 16, 2024


A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at the office of Southeast Area Cooperative, Beresford, South Dakota. Members present were: Tim Rhead, Alcester-Hudson School District (phone); Dustin Degen, Beresford School District; Russ Townsend, Canton School District (phone); Philip Schonebaum, Elk Point-Jefferson School District; Dave Hutchison, Irene-Wakonda School District (phone); and Brett Mellem, Viborg-Hurley School District. Also present were Tricia West, Director and Ann Boden, Business Manager Southeast Area Cooperative. Dustin Degen called the meeting to order at 11:00 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 Russ Townsend to approve the minutes of the December 19, 2023 meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for December 2023 was presented: General Fund Beginning Balance: $1,005,657; Receipts: $184,932; Disbursements: $188,761 for an ending balance of $1,001,828. A motion was made by Philip Schonebaum 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 Philip Schonebaum to approve the payment of January 2024 bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Tim Rhead and seconded by Russ Schonebaum to recommend the approval of contracts for the 2024-2025 school year for the Director and Business Manager with terms and conditions to be determined at a later date. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The Leadership Team report included:
 Kindergarten Academy registration
 Snow days
 Perkins survey and meeting

A motion was made by Brett Mellem and seconded by Tim Rhead to adjourn the meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 11:13 a.m.


Tim Rhead, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager