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UIL Legislative Council Votes for Class 6A

AUSTIN, TX— 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 a proposal to rename all conferences, creating a Conference 6A. The current Conference 1A Division II, comprised of six-man schools, to Conference 1A. Current Conference 1A Division I, comprised of 11-man schools, will become Conference 2A, current conference 2A schools into Conference 3A, etc. These changes will go into effect on August 1, 2013 for the 2014-2016 alignment, if approved by the Commissioner of Education. There will be six conferences in cross country, football, basketball, academics, one-act play, golf, tennis, and track and field.

In other action, the council voted to place the creation of a split conference format for Conference 3A football on a referendum ballot. If Conference 3A superintendents vote to create a split conference format, the change will go into effect for the 2014-2016 alignment. The split conference format was previously implemented in Conference 1A and 2A by referendum ballot vote.

In academics, an amendment to add a Chess Puzzle solving competition to A+ Academics for grades 2-8 was unanimously approved by the council. Chess Puzzle has been conducted as a pilot event for A+ Academics since the spring of 2011.

If approved by the Commissioner of Education, the following rule changes will got into effect August 1, 2013:

  • Adding a fourth playoff team advancing from each district in team sport activities in conferences 2A and 3A.
  • Creating a third conference for team tennis and soccer, to be implemented for the 2014-2016 alignment.
  • Creating pilot contests in student congress and short film production.

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