May 2022 Regular Commission Meeting

State of Oklahoma
Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK
and
Video conferencing link
Phone: 1-669-900-9128
Webinar ID: 917 8624 0174

Monday, May 9, 2022 - 10:30am



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

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Agenda Items

1. Call to Order and Roll Call
Teresa Flannery
Chair
2. Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act
Carol Brown
Commission Assistant

Report Items

3. Presentation of Director’s Certificate of Appreciation
Melinda Fruendt
Executive Director
4. Executive Director’s Report
Melinda Fruendt
Executive Director

The report includes Executive Director’s meetings with staff, state, and national conferences. Updates in AWARE, Case Review, and program Standards and statistical review.

5. Priority Group Updates
Mark Kinnison
Division Administrator to Vocational Rehabilitation

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

6. Financial Status Reports
Kevin Statham
Chief Financial Officer

Financial report with possible Commission discussion of FY 2022 as of March 31, 2022.

7. Review of the FY 2023
Kevin Statham
Chief Financial Officer

Review of the FY 2023 – FY 2031 Capital Outlay Request with possible Commission discussion.

8. Personnel Activity Report
Tom Patt
Director Human Resources

Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as of April 30, 2022. The activity report has current FTE status.

9. Legislative Report
Jennifer Hardin
Legislative Liaison

Legislative Report with possible Commission discussion. This report includes a Bill Status Report.

10. Oklahoma School for the Blind Report
Rita Echelle
Superintendent

Oklahoma School for the Blind Report with possible Commission discussion. This report included student activities and achievements, and Superintendent Echelle’s activities.

11. Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Report
Carolina Colclasure
Program Manager

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Report with possible Commission discussion. This report includes updates from the following committees, Executive, Program and Planning, Policy and Legislative, Transition, and Employee’ along with the Program Manager Activities.

12. State Independent Living Council Report
Sidna Madden
Program Director

State Independent Living Council Report with possible Commission discussion. This report include update on monthly meetings, national meetings, and activities of the Executive Director.

13. Business Enterprise Program Information
Tracy Brigham
SBVI Director

This report includes information on this program from its beginning in 1936 as a federal law to its status in the DRS agency.

Action Items

14. April Commission Minutes
Theresa Flannery
Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the April 11, 2022, Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.

15. Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Donation Report
Kevin Treese
Programs Manager OLBPH

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the April 2022 donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

16. Oklahoma School for the Blind Donation Report
Rita Echelle
Superintendent OSB

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the April 2022 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.

17. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Donation Report
Rita Echelle
Interim Superintendent OSD

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the April 2022 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

18. New Business
Theresa Flannery
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).
Announcements

19. Next Meeting
Theresa Flannery
Chair

Monday, June 13, 2022, at 10:30
3535 NW 58th Street
2nd Floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

20. Public Comments
Public

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

21. Adjournment
Theresa Flannery
Chair