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UIL Legislative Council To Meet

Media Contact: Chris Schmidt
Phone: 512-471-5883
Fax: 512-471-6589

Date: Oct 22, 2009
Category: Legislative Council


AUSTIN, TX— The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council will convene October 25-26 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin to review UIL rules and vote on proposed rule changes.

The UIL Legislative Council meets annually to hear testimony from interested parties and consider changes in UIL policy.  Some proposals that will highlight the agenda at this year’s meeting include:

  • Adding Spanish as an academic event;
  • Adding chess puzzle-solving;
  • Allowing baseball and softball coaches to work with pitchers in the offseason;
  • Changing the girls cross country racing distance;
  • Adding bowling;
  • Adding cheerleading competition.

Results from the UIL Superintendent Survey will also be presented and voted on at the Council Meeting.  Superintendents across the state were asked to weigh in on issues including the following:

  • Allowing junior high students to participate in strength and conditioning programs in the summer;
  • Limiting the number of One-Act Play festivals a school may attend;
  • Playing Conference 1A-4A football championship games at pre-determined sites;
  • Splitting football alignments in Conference 3A, 4A and 5A into divisions prior to the season;
  • Keeping regional tournaments in volleyball, basketball and soccer;

Survey results will be discussed by the Standing Committees and then presented to the entire Legislative Council to determine what further actions, if any, need to be taken.

The 28-member Legislative Council is composed of school administrators from each of the four regions within the five UIL conferences, and eight at-large members, two from each of the four UIL regions.  The chair of the Legislative Council is responsible for the appointment of the eight at-large members.

The Council’s duties include proposing and passing amendments to the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules, amending or adopting contest rules and appointing standing and special committees.

The UIL Legislative Council Meeting is an open meeting and all interested parties are welcome to attend.

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