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December 14, 2020 Commission Meeting

Monday, December 14, 2020

State of Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
State Office
3535 NW 58th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
OR
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Monday, December 14, 2020 - 10:30am

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

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

Report Items

4. Presentation of 2020 Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services Award

Wes Hilliard, Chair


5. Presentation of Executive Director's Award

Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director


6. Presentation of Director's Certificates

Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director


7. Presentation of Longevity Certificate

Wes Hilliard, Chair


8. 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 federal reporting, AWARE, Case Reviews; and Program Standards, Statistical Research.


9. Priority Group Updates

Tracy Brigham, Director of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Report includes current status of all Priority Groups I, II and III.


10. Financial Status Reports

Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY 20 report as of October 31, 2020 and FY 21 as of October 31, 2020 with possible Commission discussion.


11. Personnel Activity Report

Tom Patt, Director of Human Resources

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


12. Oklahoma School for the Blind Report

Rita Echelle, Superintendent

This report Includes distance learning procedures, and instructional and student activities held on campus.


13. Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired Report

Tracy Brigham, Director

The report Includes updates on Field Services, Business Services program, OLBH and Transition, Business Enterprise Program, and her activity highlights.


14. Proposed Administrative Rule Revisions

Tina Calloway, Administrative Programs Officer

2020-2021 Rule Cycle, with possible Commission discussion.

Action Items

15. November 9, 2020 Minutes

Wes Hilliard, Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the October 12, 2020 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.


16. DRS Legislative Report

Kevin Nelson, Legislative Liaison

DRS Legislative Report for 2021


17. Revised FY 2021 Expenditure Limits

Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Unified State Plan, including Rehabilitation Services portion, review with possible Commission discussion. There is no tangible report at this time.


18. Proposed Interpreter rate increase

LV Berglund, ICRC Program Specialist

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the Proposed interpreter rate increase.


19. Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Kevin Treese, Program Manager

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


20. Oklahoma School for the Blind Donations

Rita Echelle, Superintendent

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


21. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Donation Report

Chris Dvorak, Superintendent

Review with possible Commission discussion for donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf for November 2020


22. New Business

Wes Hilliard, Chair

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


23. Announcement

Wes Hilliard, Chair

Next meeting
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Monday, January 11, 2020 at 10:30


24. Adjournment

Wes Hilliard, Chair

Last Modified on Mar 17, 2021
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