TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A source dealing closely with negotiations between East Texas schools and local baseball umpires says there has been some favorable but cautious response to a new proposed pay rate.
Earlier this week, the baseball umpires from the Texas Association of Sports Officials chapters in Tyler, Longview, Texarkana and SFA submitted a new pay rate proposal to almost 100 East Texas schools. A source says the new proposed pay rate falls within the UIL's mandated pay rate but that there ''is some stretch to it.''
KLTV's source says some schools have contacted the UIL about the new proposal concerned that there still may be rule violation. The UIL has stated that ''schools that pay more than the allowed fee for officials will be considered in violation of UIL rules and subject to sanctions."