October 14, 2019 Commission Meeting

State of Oklahoma
Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Oklahoma School for the Deaf
1100 E. Oklahoma Avenue
Sulphur, OK 73086

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:30am

Jace Wolfe, Commission Chair
Wes Hilliard, Commission Vice-Chair
Emily Cheng, Commission Member

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Agenda

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

Jace Wolfe, Chair

2. Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act

Commission Assistant

3. Introduction of Guests

Jace Wolfe, Chair

4. Public Comments

Public Audience

Report Items

5. Executive Director's Report
Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director

The report includes Committees, meetings and training attended by the Executive Director and team; presentations by the Executive Director; update on AWARE upgrade; and updates on other agency projects.

6. Priority Update Report
Mark Kinnison Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator
7. Financial Status Report
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY 19 and FY 20 reports as of August 31, 2019 with possible Commission discussion.

8. Personnel Activity report
Tom Patt, Human Resources Programs Director

Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as of October 3, 2019. The activity report has current FTE status.

9. Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council
Carolina Colclosure

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes state and national conferences and meetings attended by the Program Manager and update on Strategic Plan.

10. Oklahoma School for the Blind
Rita Echelle, Superintendent

The report includes fall enrollment information; activities and camps attended by students and faculty; activities and meetings attended by the Superintendent and a list of upcoming activities.

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

Report includes updates and information on accreditation, student enrollment, student achievements and activities. It list professional development; outreach services; programs and partnerships; events hosted at OSD; facility updates as well as upcoming events.

12. Communications Report
Jody Harlan, Communications Director

The report has a summary of projects and their work on broadcasting DRS public service announcements through TV and radio stations.

Action Items

13. September 9, 2019 Regular Commission Minutes
Jace Wolfe, Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the September 9, 2019 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.

14. FY2021 Revised Budget request
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of revised FY2021 Budget Request.

15. 2020 Commission Calendar
Jace Wolfe, Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of 2020 Commission Calendar.

16. Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Donation Report
Kevin Treese, Program Manager

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the September, 2019 donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

17. Oklahoma School for the Blind Donation Report
Rita Echelle, Superintendent
18. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Donations Report
Chris Dvorak, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the September, 2019 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

19. New Business
Jace Wolfe, Chair

(“Any matter not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the time of posting.” 25 O.S. § 311)

20. Announcements
Jace Wolfe, chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:30 am.
State Office
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

21. Vote to convene into Executive Session
Jace Wolfe, Chair
22. Executive Session
Rick Olderbak Assistant Attorney General

Discuss pending Fort Sill litigation, DRS et. al v. United States, Court of Federal Claims, DRS v. United States Department of Defense, U.S. Federal Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, and DRS v. U.S. Department of Education, Randolph Sheppard Arbitration as allowed by 25 O.S. § 307.B.4.

23. Vote to reconvene into Regular Session
Jace Wolfe, Chair
24. Adjournment
Jace Wolfe, Chair