AUSTIN— The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council met Tuesday to make decisions on proposed rule changes in UIL academics, athletics, and policy.
The Legislative Council approved adding the UIL Young Filmmakers Festival and Congress as sanctioned UIL academic contests. The council added these activities as a pilot program in 2012.
In athletics, a proposal to create a separate championship for Conference 1A baseball and softball was approved by the Legislative Council. Conference 1A and 2A schools will be grouped together for district play and advance into separate playoff brackets. Two 1A teams from each district may advance to the playoffs for softball and baseball.
The Legislative Council also voted to continue the pilot programs for UIL Spirit and Copy Editing, as well as the 5A and 6A pilot program allowing a 3-day evaluation period for 6th graders.
The Legislative Council approved a proposal to create a pilot program, developed in collaboration with the UIL Medical Advisory Committee, for an injury data collection program. UIL staff will work with UIL Medical Advisory Committee, UT Southwestern and the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School to create this program for the 2016-17 school year.
The Commissioner of Education must approve amendments passed by the UIL Legislative Council before they may take effect.