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Southeast Area Cooperative
Advisory Board Meeting

April 16, 2024


A meeting of the Advisory Board of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at the office of Southeast Area Cooperative, Beresford, South Dakota. Members present were: Tim Rhead, Alcester-Hudson School District; Dustin Degen, Beresford School District; Dave Hutchison, Irene-Wakonda School District (virtual); and Brett Mellem, Viborg-Hurley (virtual). Also present were Tricia West, Director and Ann Boden, Business Manager Southeast Area Cooperative.

Tim Rhead called the meeting to order at 11:11 a.m.

A motion was made by Dustin Degen and seconded by Brett Mellem to approve the agenda with a change to item #8 to add the hire of Jenna Cox and resignation of Andrea Flyger. All present voted yes.
Motion carried.

A motion was made by Dustin Degen and seconded by Dave Hutchison to approve the minutes of the
March 19, 2024 meeting. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The financial report as prepared by the Business Manager for March 2024 was presented: General Fund
Beginning Balance: $1,003,164; Receipts: $233,690; Disbursements: $170,725 for an ending balance of
$1,066,129. A motion was made by Brett Mellem and seconded by Dustin Degen 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 Dave Hutchison to
approve the payment of April 2024 bills. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Dave Hutchison and seconded by Dustin Degen to keep the sick leave policy as is.
All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion as made by Dustin Degen and seconded by Brett Mellem decline to add a snow day policy or
to alter the current procedure that allows for director discretion to allow staff to work from home on a
case-by-case basis. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Brett Mellem and seconded by Dustin Degen to approve the hire of Kat Baker,
SLP and Jenna Cox, School Psychologist and the resignation of Andrea Flyger, OT for the 2024-2025
school year. All present voted yes. Motion carried.

The Leadership Team report included:
 2024-2025 Staffing
 Destruction of records
 SPED shared drive
 Fall professional development
 Kindergarten Academy

A motion was made by Dustin Degen and seconded by Dave Hutchison to adjourn the meeting. All
present voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 11:36 a.m.


Tim Rhead, President

Ann Boden, Business Manager