October 2018 Regular Commission Meeting

State of Oklahoma
Commission for Rehabilitation Services

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

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 10:30am

Emily Cheng, Commission Chair
Jace Wolfe, Commission Vice-Chair
April Danahy, Commission Member

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Zip file of individual packet files: 

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
Melinda Fruendt for Noel Tyler, Director

Director’s report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes Order of Selection Update; Updates on Process Improvement, disability Determination Services and Vocational Rehabilitation and Visual Services.

6. Financial Status FY18 and FY19 reportsd as of August 31, 2018
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

reports with possible Commission discussion

7. Personnel Acitivity Report with possible Commission discussion.
Michelle Marston for Tom Patt, Human Resources Director

the activity report has current FTE status

8. Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent

. The report includes enrollment of 93 students and six (6) new staff. The school participated several local events, and have several others set up during the month of October.

9. Oklahoma School for the Blind report.
Rita Echelle, Superintendent
10. Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Report
Carolina Colclasure Program Manager

The report listed all of the national, state, county and city meetings attended by the Program Manager. There have been twenty (20) success stories for FY18.

11. Communications Report
Jody Harlan, Director

This report includes statistics on Public Service Announcements (PSA), summary of projects and a list of duties performed by the division.

12. Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services Award
Commission Chair

Announcement of opening of applications for the 2019 Commission for Rehabilitation Services Award to be awarded at the December Commission meeting.

13. Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the January 8, 2018 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.
Commission Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the September 10, 2018 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.

14. Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the 2019 commission Meeting Calendar
Commission Chair

2019 commission Calendar

15. FY 2020 Budget Request as revised with review and discussion with possible vote to approve
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer
16. OSB Donations report
Rita Echelle, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the September, 2018 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.

17. OSD Donation Report
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the July and August, 2018 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

18. OLBPH donation report
Kevin Treese, Program Manager

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the September, 2018 donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

19. Vote to Convene into Executive Session
Commissioners
20 Proposed Executive Session
Commissioners

Update on Tyler v U.S. Dept. Educ., et al as authorized by the Open Meeting Act 25 O.S. § 207 (B) (4).
Discuss the applications submitted for the DRS Director position as authorized by the Open Meeting Act 25 O.S. 1991, 307 (B) (1).

21. Vote to Reconvene into regular Session
Commissioners
22. Possible Vote on Executive session items
Commission Chair
23. Discussion with possible vote on selection of members for interview panel for Director applicants.
Commission Chair
24. 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
25. Announcements
Commission Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10:30 am.
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street
Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

26. Adjournment
Commission Chair