July 13, 2020 Commission Meeting

State of Oklahoma
Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
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Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:30am

"All Commissioners will participate by video conference"
Jace Wolfe, Commission Chair
Wes Hilliard, Commission Vice Chair
Emily Cheng, Commission Member

Whole Packet with page numbers: 

Zip file of individual packet files: 

Approved Minutes: 

Agenda Items

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

Jace Wolfe, 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 Oklahoma Flag to Commissioner Cheng
Jace Wolfe, Chair

Presented to Commissioner Cheng for her service and support as Commissioner from June 16, 2017 to present

5. Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation
Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director
6. Executive Director's Report
Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director

The report includes Executive Director’s participation in meetings; Accessibility Resources Team; VR 100th Celebration; and updates on federal reporting, AWARE, and telework survey.

7. 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.

8. Financial Status Report
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY 20 report as of April 30, 2020 with possible Commission discussion.

9. Personnel Activity Report
Tom Patt, Director Human Resources

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

10. Oklahoma School for the Blind Report
Rita Echelle, Superintendent

The report includes update on COVID-19 plan and implementation; graduation; personnel updates; school activities; and building and ground updates.

11. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Report
Chris Dvorak, Superintendent

Minutes: 

The report includes student activities; COVID-19 plan and implementation; graduation; and upcoming events for the school and students.

Action Items

12. June 8, 2020 minutes
Jace Wolfe, Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the June 8, 2020 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.

13. Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Donations Report
Kevin Treese, Programs Manager

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

14. 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)

15. Announcements
Jace Wolfe, Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10:30 am.
3535 NW 58th Street
Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Or video-conferencing. Notification will be sent out ASAP

16. Adjournment
Jace Wolfe, Chair