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Do we need to go back and change it if already submitted?  I marked yes on
state convention per out previous conversation, and yes on banquets bc it
was still scheduled when I turned it in.

Pamela C. Ross
Lowndes Middle FFA Advisor

On Fri, Mar 27, 2020, 10:53 AM Stacey Beacham <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Teachers,
>
> Each region has had many questions from teachers regarding the POW review
> process that we have all undertaken. This email, while long, is meant to
> give some clarification and reassurance.
> First of all, these are unique times and we all understand the
> apprehension and fear of the unknown as we move forward. We want to be
> transparent about the process and ease any anxiety that this pandemic has
> caused in relation to your program review.
>
> Your school is now shut down at least until April 27th. We have postponed
> all remaining FFA activities including State FFA Convention. We totally
> understand that this is going to result in a number of standards being
> impossible to meet. *This is not a reflection of your performance*. *This
> is a reality.* We fully expect every POW in the state to reflect that the
> following standards were not met:
>
>    - State FFA Convention
>    - Parent member banquet
>    - 10 FFA meetings
>
> It is a good possibility that depending on what your chapter plans were
> for the remainder of the year that you might also miss the
>
>    - CDE standard
>    - LDE standard
>    - Leadership activity standard
>    - Maybe even the Advisory Committee standard.
>
> The point is that we need your POW to reflect the true picture of what you
> were able to accomplish before the virus shut all of us down. We have asked
> that any standard that was not met due to school closures and cancelled
> activities be put on an addendum and signed and added to your POW. This
> allows us to excuse the fact that this standard was not met while still
> presenting an accurate picture of what occurred. *We understand that no
> one who takes pride in the job they do wants to mark a "No" for something
> that was not their fault. But the "integrity" point that we have been
> emphasizing all year would say that you would be equally offended by
> alleging you attended an activity that never even happened.* Please know
> that we are all in this together. Thank you for your commitment to
> excellence, but in this case a "Yes" to an event that did not occur will
> raise more eyebrows than a "No". If the event happens to be conducted at a
> later date during this POW year then you will have the opportunity to go
> back and change your answer.
>
> Look at it like this: A few "No's" let's us know that you were in for a
> busy Spring.
>
> This is not a trick or a way to cut funds...simply an attempt to be
> honest, transparent, and truthful about how this virus has affected our
> ability to conduct our programs.
>
> Breathe, and be honest with your evaluation in all areas. Integrity should
> be maintained at its highest point. Once it is lost, it can be hard to
> recover.
>
> Stay well, keep a positive attitude, and I hope to see you soon.
>
> (full disclosure: some content of this email was copied from another
> region director. See, Integrity!)
>
> --
> Quality, Integrity and you gotta love the kids!!!
>
> Mr. Stacey Beacham
> South Region Director – Agriculture Education
> ABAC 34
> 2802 Moore Hwy
> Tifton, GA 31793
>
> Office: 229-386-3428
> Cell: 229-873-4202
>