October 2017 Regular Meeting

State of Oklahoma
Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Meeting will be held at
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
1100 E. Oklahoma
Sulphur, OK 73086

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:30am

April Danahy, Commission Chair
Emily Cheng, Commission Vice Chair
Jack Tucker, Commission Member

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Zip file of individual packet files: 

Approved Minutes: 

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

Commission Chair

2. Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act

Commission Assistant

3. Introduction of Guests

Commission Chair

4. Public Comments

Public Audience

5. Director’s report with possible Commission discussion.
Noel Tyler, Director

Her report includes the Order of Selection Update; updates on the Oklahoma Works and their committees; and current activities of divisions within the Department.

6. Financial Status Report
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY17 and FY18 reports as of August 31, 2017 with possible Commission discussion.

7. Personnel Activity Report
Tom Patt, Human Resources Programs Director

Personnel Activity report as of September 22, 2017 with possible Commission discussion. The Activity report has current FTE status.

8. Communications Report
Jody Harlan, Communications Director

Communications report with possible Commission discussion. Her report includes updates on Public Service Announcements and the Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Workload report.

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

Oklahoma School for the Blind report with possible Commission discussion. Her report includes enrollment data; athletic activities; events attended by students; and plans for October activities.

11. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Report
Larry Hawkins, Superintenent

Oklahoma School for the Deaf report with possible Commission discussion. His report includes community activities; Excellence in Education grants awarded to teachers; and various student activities.

12. Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the September 11, 2017 Commission for Rehabilitation Services Regular Meeting Minutes.
Commission Chair
13. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the OG&E easement renewal for the Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Randy Weaver, Management Services Division Manager
14. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the September, 2017 donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Kevin Treese, Program Manager
15. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the September, 2017 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.
Rita Echelle, Superintendent
16. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the September 2017 donations to OSD
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent
17. 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)
Commission Chair
18. Announcements
Commission Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:30 am.
Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

19. Adjournment
Commission Chair