UIL Guidelines for Scratching an Official
From Section 1204: Sports Officials - ScratchesSee Section 1204 on the UIL Texas Website
- After a school has accepted an official, and then scratches the official prior to a contest, the scratching must be in writing and approved by the superintendent, principal, athletic director or other designated representative. Note: Officials shall not be scratched the day of the game, except by mutual consent of both schools. A copy of the letter must be submitted to the other school and the officiating chapter.
- When officials who have been previously agreed upon by both teams are scratched, the school scratching the officials shall pay them the fee they would have received had they worked the game minus any travel expenses and shall also pay the additional travel costs in obtaining new officials. If scratched officials obtain another game, they do not have to be paid.
- UIL discourages indiscriminate scratching of entire chapters except in cases when potential problems could result with fans and/or school employees.
- Officiating chapters should be fair in their game assignments, offering smaller schools the opportunity to use higher level officials when possible.
- When officials do not show, or when the previously agreed upon officials do not show and the game has to be rescheduled, the chapter shall be responsible for the rescheduled game fee, unless it is determined by the school that an emergency arose beyond the control of the officials.
UIL Texas Online Scratch Form
Per UIL guidelines, officials may be scratched using the form found on the UIL Texas official website.Go to UIL Texas Scratch Form