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October 12, 2020 Commission Meeting

Monday, March 29, 2021

State of Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
Video-Conferencing Meeting

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 10:30am

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

Agenda Items

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

Report Items

4. Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation

Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director


5. Executive Director's Report

Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director

The report includes Executive Director’s participation in meetings; updates on Executive Projects; Process Improvement which Includes AWARE and Program Standards, Statistical Research.


6. Priority Group Report

Tracy Brigham, Director, Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired

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 August 31, 2020 and FY 21 as of August 31, 2020 with possible Commission discussion.


8. Personnel Activity Report

Tom Patt, Human Resources Programs Director

Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as of September 30, 2020. The activity report has current FTE status.


9. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Report

Chris Dvorak, Superintendent

Oklahoma School for the Deaf report. The report Includes student enrollment; educational and athletic updates; and revamping of website.


10. Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council

Carolina Colclasure, Program Manager

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council report with possible Commission discussion. The report Includes updates from quarterly meetings; committee meetings; Oklahoma Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (OKTVR); and the Strategic Plan (copy Included).


11. Statewide Independent Living Council Report

Sidna Madden, Executive Director

Statewide Independent Living Council report. The report Includes Boards Executive Director serves on; SILC election of officers; and projects.


12. Communications Report

Jody Harlan, Communications Director

Her report includes summary of projects; activities performed during pandemic; state branding campaign projects; and highlights from media stories.

Action Items

13. September 14, 2020 Commission Minutes

Wes Hilliard, Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the September 14, 2020 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.


14. Department of Rehabilitation Services Proposed Policy Changes 2020.

Tina Calloway, Administrative Programs Officer

Discussion and possible action to adopt emergency rules pursuant to 75 O.S. § 253 amending OAC 612:20-2-7 regarding benefits for contracted instructional personnel at the School for the Blind and School for the Deaf.


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16. Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Donation reports

Kevin Treese, Program Manager

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


17. Oklahoma School for the Blind Donation report

Rita Echelle, Superintendent

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


18. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Donation report

Chris Dvorak, Superintendent

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


19. 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. Section 311)


20. Annoucement

Wes Hilliard, Chair

Date next Video-conferencing Regular meeting of the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Monday November 9, 2020


21. Adjournment

Wes Hilliard, Chair

Last Modified on Mar 29, 2021
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