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Board packet



Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – 12:00 P.M.

Iowa Department for the Blind – Des Moines, Iowa

  1. Call to Order 
  2. Introductions (quorum)
  3. Public Comment
  4. Approval of Agenda - Action Item 
  5. Election of Chair – Action Item
  6. Consent Agenda – Action Item
    1. March 12, 2024 Minutes
  7. Agency Director Report – Emily Wharton
  8. Policies – Action Item
    1. Technology Purchasing
  9. Gift & Bequest Policy Amended – Action Item
    1. IDB is requesting permission to support the IDB Centennial Celebration for SFY25 not to exceed $50,000.
    2. NFBI is requesting $2,500 to support the 2024 National Federation of the Blind of Iowa Braille Camp.
  10. Closed Session
    1. Request a closed session as provided in section 21.5(1)(a) of the open meetings law to review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential or to be kept confidential as a condition for that governmental body’s possession or continued receipt of federal funds. 
    2. Motion to Reconvene 
    3. Action from Closed Session
  11. Adjournment

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Meetings held by the Iowa Commission for the Blind are accessible to all.  If you need accommodations or require special services, please call Janice Eggers at 515-380-1944 prior to the meeting.