State of Oklahoma
Commission for Rehabilitation Services
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
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Carol Brown, Commission Assistant Location: State Office, 3535 NW 58th Street, Oklahoma City, OK
Hosts: Jonathon Cook and Mark Ferguson from their homes
Interpreter Tonya Garman from her home
Jace Wolfe, Commission Chair
Location: Office at Hearts for Hearing, 11500 N. Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
Wes Hilliard, Commission Vice Chair
Location: Office at Simmons Bank, 1300 E. Main Street, Davis, OK
Emily Cheng, Commission Member
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Zip file of individual packet files:
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
Jace Wolfe, Chair
2.Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act
3. Introduction of Guests
Jace Wolfe, Chair
4. Public Comments
The report includes a remembrance of Carolyne Paradiso of OSD; state committees, meetings, and PWDAD attended by the Executive Director and team; updates on COVID-19 and how each division and school has and will be responding; updates from the Project Coordinator and Process Improvement Administrator; and comments by the Executive Director.
Report includes current status of all Priority Groups I, II and III. prepared by Mark Kinnison, Director of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Financial Status FY 20 report as of February 29, 2020 with possible Commission discussion. Prepared by Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer
Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as of March 30, 2020. The activity report has current FTE status. Prepared by Tom Patt, Human Resources Director
Oklahoma School for the Deaf report with possible Commission discussion. This report includes the comprehensive school-wide program put in place in response to COVID-19 and procedures followed per State Department of Education announcement of physical closure of schools. Prepared by Chris Dvorak, Superintendent
Communications Division report with possible Commission discussion. This report includes results of People with Disabilities Awareness Day on March 10, 2020; COVID-19, Telework and Accessibility; renovation of conference rooms; and updates on other functions of the Communications Division. Prepared by Jody Harlan, Communications Director
Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the March 9, 2020 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.
Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the March, 2020 donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Prepared by Kevin Treese, Programs Manager
Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the February, 2020 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind. Prepared by Rita Echelle, Superintendent
(“Any matter not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the time of posting.” 25 O.S. § 311).
Date and location of next regular meeting of the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 10:30 am.
3535 NW 58th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Or video-conferencing if unable to meet and notification will be sent out ASAP