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UIL Legislative Council Meeting Results

UIL Legislative Council Meeting Results

AUSTIN, TX — The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council met via teleconference Sunday and Monday to decide on proposed rule changes in UIL academics, athletics, music, and policy. 

In music, the Council passed an amendment to add a ranking process to 1A State Marching Band advancement. They also passed an amendment to add judges at Regional Mariachi Competitions, consolidate regions, and allow only groups competing in the traditional category to advance to state. 

In academics, the Council passed an amendment to combine A+ Science I and II tests for grades 6-8 and add points for Top Presiding Officer in State Congress. 

Additionally, the Legislative Council passed a resolution to temporarily expand the UIL Executive Director’s authority until August 1, 2021, due to COVID-19. 

The Legislative Council also passed amendments to temporarily delay the following activities due to the current situation with COVID-19:

1. Water Polo (Previously scheduled to begin 2021-22 School Year)

2. State Chamber Music Contest (Previously scheduled to begin 2020-21 School Year)

3. Sight Reading (Previously scheduled to begin 2020-21 School Year)

You can find all rule changes approved during this meeting on the UIL website at https://www.uiltexas.org/files/policy/Oct2020LegCouncilPacket.pdf.

The Commissioner of Education must approve all rule changes passed by the Legislative Council before they take effect.