September 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 conference meeting link
Phone: 669-254-5252
Webinar ID: 160 604 6645

Monday, September 12, 2022 - 10:30am

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

Agenda Items

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

Report Items

3
Presentation of Longevity Certificate
Theresa Flannery, Chair
4
Presentation of Director’s Certificate of Appreciation
Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director
5
Executive Director’s report
Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director


Executive Director’s report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes Executive Director’s meetings with staff, and state conferences. Also included are updates in PWDAD for 2023, Consumer portal, Administrative rules, Process Improvement, AWARE, Case Review, and program Standards and statistical review.

6
Priority Group Updates
Tracy Brigham, SBVI Director


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

7
Financial report
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer


Financial report with possible Commission discussion of FY 2022 as of July 31, 2022, and FY 2023 as of July 31, 2022.

8
Personnel Activity report
Tom Patt, Director Human Resource


Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as of August 31, 2022. The activity report has current FTE status.

9
DRS Success Story
Mark Kinnison, VR Director


DRS Success Story with possible Commission discussion.

10
Oklahoma School for the Blind report
Rita Echelle, Superintendent


Oklahoma School for the Blind report with possible Commission discussion. This report included student and staff school activities; grants; and summer activities.

11
Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council report
Carolina Colclasure, Program Manager


Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council report with possible Commission discussion. Her report includes ORC Committee reports.

12
Oklahoma State Independent Living Council report
Sidna Madden-Trimmell, Executive Director


Oklahoma State Independent Living Council report with possible Commission discussion. Her report includes updates on SILC meetings; and meetings attended by the Executive Director.

13
Oklahoma ABLE-TECH Report
Allyson Robinson, Assistant Director


Oklahoma ABLE-TECH Report with possible Commission discussion. Her report includes updates on Alternative Financing Program; Loan information; and Contract information.

14
Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services 2023 Calendar
Theresa Flannery, Chair


Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services 2023 Calendar with possible Commission discussion.

Action Items

15
July 11, 2022 regular meeting minutes
Theresa Flannery, Chair


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

16
SFY- 2024 Budget Request
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer


SFY- 2024 Budget Request with possible Commission discussion and vote.

17
Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Donation Report
Kevin Treese, OLBPH Programs Manager


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

18
Oklahoma School for the Blind Donation Report
Rita Echelle, Superintendent


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

19
Oklahoma School for the Deaf Donation Report
Rita Echelle, Interim Superintendent


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

20
Election of officers
Theresa Flannery, Chair


Election of officers to the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services with discussion and possible vote.

21
Vote to convene to Executive Session
Theresa Flannery, Chair
22
Proposed Executive Session
Theresa Flannery, Chair


Proposed Executive Session. Discussion and possible action to enter Executive Session pursuant to 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) for the purpose of discussing the salary and performance review of the Executive Director and Commission Assistant.

23
Vote to reconvene to Regular Session.
Theresa Flannery, Chair
24
Discussion and possible action on matters discussed in Executive Session.
Theresa Flannery, Chair
25
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)

26
Announcements
Theresa Flannery, Chair


Next Meeting:
October 10, 2022, at 10:30
3535 NW 58th Street
2nd Floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

27
Public Comments.
Theresa Flannery, Chair


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.)

28
Adjournment
Theresa Flannery, Chair