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UIL Council Approves 6A Conference, Other Amendments

Changes could go into effect Aug. 1, 2013 for 2014-2016 alignment

By Frank Heinz
|  Monday, Oct 22, 2012  |  Updated 4:45 PM CDT
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UIL Council Approves 6A Conference

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The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council approved a proposal to rename all conferences and create a Conference 6A.

The proposal would change six-man schools to Conference 1A and rename Conference 1A to 2A, 2A to 3A, etc., and would impact football, basketball, cross country, academics, one-act play, golf, tennis and track and field, according to a news release from the UIL.

The council also approved a proposal to create a split conference in Conference 3A football -- a proposal that must be approved by superintendents before going into effect for the 2014-2016 alignment.

The following rules are also up for approval:

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

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.

The Commissioner of Eduction must approve all amendments passed by the council before they go into effect.  If approved, the changes would go into effect Aug. 1, 2013 for the 2014-2016 alignment.

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