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UIL Legislative Council Meeting Results

Media Contact: Logan Lawrence
Phone: 512-471-5883
Fax: 512-471-6589

Date: Oct 16, 2017
Category: Legislative Council


AUSTIN, Texas – The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council met Sunday and Monday to make decisions on proposed rule changes in UIL academics, athletics, music and policy.

The Legislative Council approved adding Copy Editing, Mariachi, Robotics and Spirit as sanctioned UIL contests. These activities were added as pilot contests over the last three years.

In athletics, the Council approved altering the practice start date for 9th grade football. Practice may begin the first Monday in August for all conferences. Previously, 9th grade football players began practice the second Monday in August.

All rule changes approved during this meeting can be found on the UIL website at

The Commissioner of Education must approve amendments passed by the Legislative Council before they may take effect.

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