Dr. Mark Henry, Superintendent of Schools for Galena Park ISD, was recently elected as Chairman of the Legislative Council of University Interscholastic League (UIL), which is the organization that governs all public education academic, athletic and music contests in the state.
The Legislative Council is the rule making body composed of 28 public school administrators. Twenty are elected by school superintendents, with a representative chosen from each of the five conferences in each of the four geographical regions of the state. The chair of the Council appoints eight administrators as at-large members, to ensure a more balanced representation of students’ ethnic populations and women. The Council acts on many proposed amendments. An affirmative vote by a majority of superintendents is required to change an eligibility rule or to make a major change in UIL policy. Rules approved by the Council or by vote of member schools require further approval of the Commissioner of Education before they are implemented.
Dr. Henry will serve a one-year term as Chairman of the Legislative Council. He has been an elected member of the Legislative Council since 1999.