(Austin, Texas)-A proposal submitted to disallow freshmen athletes from competing in all varsity sports was quickly voted down by the University Interscholastic League Athletics committee this afternoon. Freshmen can continue to play varsity sports.

The Legislative Council approved an amendment to the reclassification and realignment policy as it relates to the conference placement of UIL member charter schools. The language will allow UIL staff the option to place charter schools as much as one conference above the conference for which their enrollment qualifies.

In athletics, the council passed a proposal to codify off-season and summer strength and conditioning changes implemented as a response to COVID-19 and a proposal to increase travel reimbursements for sports officials by $5.00 beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. The council also rejected a proposed shot clock for basketball.

Additionally, the council passed a proposal to remove the requirement that critiques must follow the awards announcement in the One-Act Play competition.