- Q: How will the rules and policies be enforced?
A: The local chapter will be involved in all cases of rules violations. There will be two levels of appeals.
- Q: What are the penalties for violation of the policies and regulations?
- Probation - May be from one game up to two years.
- Suspension - May be from one game to indefinitely. The local Chapter Board must approve an applicant for reinstatement after a suspension.
- Q: Does UIL plan to change Football rules and mandate UIL schools play by National Federation rules rather than NCAA rules?
A: No. UIL Football has played by NCAA rules in the past and will continue to do so. There are no plans whatsoever to make such a change.
- Q: Are sub-varsity and junior high officials required to register with UIL?
A: No. While it is recommended that schools utilize registered officials in sub-varsity and junior high contests, it is not currently a requirement in UIL rules and will not be a requirement under the proposal approved by the Legislative Council.
- Q: Who sets the rules for how much an official gets paid for working a contest involving UIL member schools?
A: The Legislative Council of UIL makes and votes on all UIL rules, including the pay scale for officials. The Legislative Council is a peer elected group of school superintendents. Officials are represented in this process historically (and going forward) by the Texas Association of Sports Officials and under the system being developed by UIL, would have an additional opportunity to present information to the Council through the UIL State Chapters Board for each sport division.
Additionally, pending approval by the Commissioner of Education at the Texas Education Agency, the UIL Legislative Council recently approved the most sweeping pay scale increases for officials in the last 30 years.
- Q: Will the pay scales be changed?
A: Pay scales for the 2010-11 school year will be released after approval from the Commissioner of Education.
- Q: Who can call UIL varsity games?
A: All officials for varsity games must be registered with the UIL.
- Q: What mechanics system will be used?
A: National Federation system will be used in all sports except football, which will continue using NCAA mechanics.