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February 2021 Commission Meeting

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
State Office
3535 NW 58th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 10:30am

Link to Commission Meeting

Telephone: 1-669-900-9128 

Webinar ID: 978 9249 6598

Wes Hilliard, Commission Chair
Theresa Flannery, Vice-Chair
Jace Wolfe, Member



February 2021 Commission Meeting

 1.   Call to Order and Roll Call

Wes Hilliard
Chair


 2.   Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act

Commission Assistant


 3.   Public Comments

Public Audience

(Under Oklahoma Open Meeting Laws, the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services cannot respond to or discuss any public comment not on today’s agenda.)

 4.   Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation

Melinda Fruendt
Executive Director


 5.   Executive Director's Report

Melinda Fruendt
Executive Director

Executive Director’s report with possible Commission discussion.   The report includes Executive Director’s participation in meetings; updates on Process Improvement which Includes AWARE, Case Reviews; and Program Standards, Statistical Research.


 6.  Priority Group Updates 

Mark Kinnison
Director of Vocational Rehabilitation

Priority Group Updates with possible Commission discussion.  Report includes current status of all Priority Groups I, II and III.


 7.  Financial Status Reports

Kevin Statham
Chief Financial Officer

Financial report with possible Commission discussion, FY 2021 as of December 31, 2020.


 8.   Personnel Activity Report

Tom Patt
Director of Human Resources

Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as of January 31, 2021.  The activity report has current FTE status.


9.   Vocational Rehabilitation Services Report

Mark Kinnison,
Division Administration

Vocational Rehabilitation report with possible Commission discussion.   This report Includes safety of frontline staff during COVID; meetings, relocation of offices; training; and statistics.


9.   Legislative Report

Kevin Nelson
Legislative  Liaison

Legislative Report with possible Commission discussion.  The report gives and overview of the Governor's State of the State and his budget; and a Watch List of bills.


10.   Vocational Rehabilitation Services Report

Mark Kinnison
Division Administration

Vocational Rehabilitation report with possible Commission discussion.   This report Includes safety of frontline staff during COVID; meetings, relocation of offices; training; and statistics.


11.   Oklahoma School for the Blind Report 

Rita Echelle
Superintendent

Oklahoma School for the Blind report with possible Commission discussion.  The report Includes COVID protocols; grants; school events; and meetings. 

12.   Statewide Independent Living Council Report 

Sidna Madden
Executive Director

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) Report with possible Commission discussion.  The report Includes conferences and meetings; and participation in projects with federal and state agencies.

13  January Commission Meeting Minutes

Wes Hilliard
Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the January 11, 2021 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.


14.  Oklahoma School for the Blind Donations for January 2021.

Rita Echelle 
Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the January 2021 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.


15.  Oklahoma School for the Deaf donation report for January 2021

Chris Dvorak
Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the January 2021 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.


16.   New Business

Wes Hilliard
Chair

New Business (“Any matter not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the time of posting.” 25 O.S. § 311).


17.   Announcements

Wes Hilliard
Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services:

Next Meeting:
Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:30 am.
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
State Office
3535 NW 58th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

18.  Adjourn

Wes Hilliard
Chair

Last Modified on Jul 20, 2021
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