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February 10, 2020 Commission Meeting

Monday, February 10, 2020

State of Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
300 NE 18th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 10:30am

Jace Wolfe, Commission Chair
Wes Hilliard, Commission Vice-Chair
Emily Cheng, Commission Member

Agenda Items

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

Jace Wolfe, Chair


2. Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act

Commission Assistant


3. Introduction of Guests

Jace Wolfe, Chair


4. Public Comments

Public Audience


Report Items

5. Executive Director's Report

Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director

Executive Director’s report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes state committees, meetings, and training attended by the Executive Director and team; update on AWARE’s American Job Link Alliance data sharing project and other projects; update on case reviews; and update on Program Standards, Statistical Research.


6. Priority Update Report

Terri Williams, VR Field Services Coordinator

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


7. Financial Status Report

Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY 20 report as of December 31, 2019 with possible Commission discussion.


8. Personnel Activity report

Tom Patt, Human Resources Programs Director

Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as January 31, 2020. The activity report has current FTE status.


9. Legislative Report

Kevin Nelson, Legislative Liaison

Legislature report with possible Commission discussion. The report has FY 2020 Legislative Session requests.


10. Unified State Plan

Stephanie Roe, Projector Coordinator

Unified State Plan, including Rehabilitation Services portion, update with possible Commission discussion. The plan is not finalized at this time, yet it may be reviewed at: www.oklahomaworks.gov/2020plan. ( Vocational Rehabilitation Services portion begins on page 209)


11. Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Services

Andrew Shockley, Administrtive Librarian

Presentation on services available through the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.


12. Architect's plan for OSD

Chris Dvorak, Superintendent

Presentation of video of architect’s plan for OSD pool and place of refuge.


13. Vocational Rehabilitation Report

Terri Williams, VR Field Seervices Coordinator

Vocational Rehabilitation report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes production statistics; meetings and conferences attended by the VR Director; training for staff; and new hire.


14. Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Report

Tracy Brigham, SBVI Director

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes conferences, training; national, state and city meetings; update on Business Services Program, Transition Program, OLBPH and BEP; and Production statistics.


15. Oklahoma Statewide Independent Living Council

Sidna Madden, Executive Director

Oklahoma Statewide Independent Living Council report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes national and state meetings; Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns; completion of Annual 704 Report; and new SILC logo.

Action Items

16. January 13, 2020 Commission minutes

Jace Wolfe, Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the January 13, 2020 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.


17. Legislative Agenda

Kevin Nelson, Legislative Liaison

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of Legislative agenda.


18. Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped donation report

Kevin Treese, Program Manager

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the January, 2020 donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.


19. Oklahoma School for the Blind Donation report

Rita Echelle, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the January, 2020 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.


20. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Donation Report

Chris Dvorak, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the January, 2020 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.


21. New Business

Jace Wolfe, 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).


22. Announcements

Jace Wolfe, Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 10:30 am.
3535 NW 58th Street
Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112


23. Adjournment

Jace Wolfe, Chair

Last Modified on Mar 29, 2021
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