Common Questions and Answers
Clear Bag Regulation
To ensure visitor safety, along with quick and efficient entry into our event venues, Katy ISD has instituted a Clear Bag Regulation. This will limit the size and type of bag allowed at sporting events, performances and graduations held at Rhodes and Legacy stadiums, as well as the Leonard Merrell Center (LMC), and the Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Agricultural Sciences Center.
While Katy ISD encourages visitors not to bring bags if possible, the following types of bags are permissible:
Clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC bags
Clear, plastic, one-gallon, re-sealable, Ziploc-style bags
Clutch bags approximately the size of a hand ( 4 ½” X 6 ½" )
Medically necessary items
Visitors who bring bags that do not meet the criteria outlined, will not be permitted entrance into the venue.
Medical Items or Equipment
Visitors with medical items or equipment can enter any main facility entrance to have bags and equipment screened before admittance.
Questions? Contact the Katy ISD Police Department at (281) 237-4000.
Animal Purchase Questions/Answers:
Please refer to the 2021-22 Exhibitor’s Handbook for answers to the following questions:
What is the date of animal purchase?
Please refer to the Katy ISD FFA Calendar.
Does the animal purchase paperwork and payment have to be submitted at the same time?
Yes, the student must turn in the W-9 form, animal purchase form, and payment at the same time.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Credit cards and eCheck.
Where do I mail add-on and/or auction payments to?
Katy ISD FFA
6301 South Stadium Lane
Katy, TX 77494
Can more than one animal of the same species be purchased? (e.g. purchase 2 hogs)
Page 7, Rule 4
Can more than one animal of different species be purchased? (e.g. purchase 1 goat and 1 lamb)
Page 7, Rule 4. No.
Animal Selection Questions/Answers:
What is the date of animal selection, where does animal selection take place, what time does animal selection start?
Page 3 – FFA Calendar in Exhibitor’s Handbook
Are students required to be at animal selection?
Page 7, Rule 1
What is the species order of animal selection?
Page 3 – FFA Calendar in Exhibitor’s Handbook
What is the order of the students when selecting their animal?
The student who draws number one will be first through the last number drawn. At the end of two minutes, the next student will be allowed to select their animal.
Can parents/guardians go into the animal selection area with the student?
Page 7, Rule 2
How will the animal be transported from the L.D. Robinson Pavilion to where the animal is being raised?
If the animal is being raised at the Ag. Facility the Ag. teachers will transport the animals. If the animal is being raised at another location it will be the student’s responsibility to make arrangements to have the animal transported.
Progress Show Questions/Answers:
Where does the Progress Show take place, and what time does it start?
Page 2 -FFA Calendar in Exhibitor’s Handbook
Is Progress Show required?
Page 6, Rule 11
Do students have to meet UIL eligibility to participate in Progress Show, Livestock Show, and sale?
Page 5, Rule 5
How are animals grouped in classes for Progress Show or Livestock Show?
Page 7, Rule 7. Generally broken by weight.
Katy ISD Livestock Show and Auction Questions/Answers:
What is the Katy ISD Livestock Show and Auction?
The Katy ISD Livestock Show will be conducted when the exhibitors bring their animal to show and compete against each other for first – last place. The placing is determined by a judge who places the animals of each class of species. The same judge will pick a sale order of the animals placed and these animals will be in the auction. They are sold per head and bought by buyers (individual or a buyer group). The animal will be sold to the highest bidder. If an animal does not make the auction it will be in the barn sale. The prices for barn sale animals are listed in the Exhibitor’s Handbook page 10, rule 4.
What is the date of the Katy ISD Livestock Show and Auction and what time does it start?
Page 4 –Livestock Show Schedule
Is the Katy ISD Livestock Show and Auction required?
Yes. Page 6, Rule 13
Are the judges for the Katy ISD Livestock Show the same as the Progress Show judges?
How are Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, and Showmanship Champion determined?
All of the first-place winners of a species will compete against each other to determine who the judge decides will be Grand Champion. The second-place winner of the same class the champion was in, will be allowed to come into the ring to compete against the other first-place winners for Reserve Champion. Showmanship will be determined by a judge and the exhibitor that presents their animal the most appropriately will win showmanship.
How many of each species are chosen to go to auction?
Page 10, Rules 5, 6,7, 8 and 9
How are animals chosen to go to auction?
Page 10, Rule 5
What is the barn sale?
Animals that are not chosen for the live auction sale will have the opportunity to sell in the barn sale. It is strongly recommended that students have buyers for their animals arranged before the show. There is a minimum sale price for all animals on page 10, Rule 4.
What are add-ons?
Add-ons are for individuals to have the opportunity to add any amount of money to a student’s project. The add-on form must be completed and payment made, before the deadline date page 10, rule 12.
Is each animal required to be sold?
Page 10, Rule 1
Do students get paid directly by the buyer?
No. They will receive a check from the school district after 92% of the money from all sales has been received and all requirements have been satisfied by the student. The W-9 form must be completed properly. Page 6, Rules 12, 14, and 15 are some of the requirements that must be met before checks will be released.
Do students receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the animal and any add-ons?
Page 10, Rule 13
What must a student do to be eligible to show in the Katy ISD Livestock Show?
Pages 5 and 6, Rule 10