The Officials’ Advisory shall be composed of five members, three active or retired members representing a balance of geography and classification, one superintendent and one athletic administrator. The committee shall establish officials’ fees for all sports.
Officials’ Fee Schedule
Mileage will remain at $0.44 for the 2017-18 school year.
Mileage - All Officials:
$.44/mile for first 125 miles
$.22/mile for miles in excess of 125
There shall be no travel reimbursement if total roundtrip mileage is 10 miles or less.
The Officials’ Fees Committee has negotiated certain provisions unique to each sport. Listed below are those provisions that affect the basic (varsity) fees to be paid officials in those particular sports.
- If the umpires agree, the base umpire’s fee may be reduced by $1.00 and the plate umpire’s fee may be increased by $1.00.
- Three official team game fees - 85% of the varsity fee.
- The head official shall receive 150% of the base fee for conference/league regular season competitions. Subvarsity head officials shall receive 150% of the basic subvarsity fee for conferences/regular season competitions.
- A competition consisting of two sessions at the same site or more than (12) twelve routines shall receive 200% of the basic fee. When varsity and subvarsity teams combined in competition the competition shall be considered varsity if one varsity routine(s) competes. Callbacks are considered part of a cheering competition and shall not receive additional compensation.
- MPA Regional and State Competitions officials shall receive the basic varsity fee per class competition times 125% for regionals and 150% for states. The head official shall receive 150% of the fee paid to the other officials.
- For any trip to or from a competition in Aroostook County, a $20 rider fee shall be paid.
- The fee for a preseason (no gate) contest will be as agreed to by the board and conference.
- The fee for a preseason (gate) contest will be the regular game fee plus mileage.
- Boys–Schools may use three officials for regular season games. The total game fee will be 125% of the combined two official fee (125% x $133.00 = $166.25). The fees will be distributed to the referee and linesmen per the direction of the Ice Hockey Officials’ Association.
- There shall be a rider fee of $25 for officials riding together for over 150 miles to games played in Aroostook County only.
- Three official game fees shall be 85% of the varsity fee.
- For subvarsity games, travel will not exceed $25.
- J.V. fees shall be 70% of the basic fee.
- If three officials are used in a regular season varsity game, the game fee shall be eighty-five percent of the varsity fee to be apportioned as directed by the Board.
- Basic fee is the referee fee for dual meets (NOTE: for this contract a dual meet is a single sex meet consisting of 2 or more teams).
In a girls or boys only meet, the teams are allowed as many as 5 additional heats for no extra fee. In a girls and boys meet, the teams are allowed as many as 10 additional heats for no extra fee. The first 5 extra heats, there shall be an additional fee of $15.00 for the referee, $10.00 for the starter, and $5.00 for the stroke and turn judge. If there are 6 to 10 additional heats beyond the “free” heats, then the additional fee shall be $30, $20, and $10 respectively. If there are 11 to 15 additional heats beyond the “free” heats, then the additional fee shall be an extra dual meet fee. If there are 21 or more additional heats beyond the “free heats” then the additional fee shall be an extra double dual meet fee.
2. The starter fee will be $5 less than the basic dual meet fee (referee fee).
3. The stroke and turn judge and other officials' fees will be $10 less than the basic dual meet fee (referee fee).
- The fee is for dual meets.
- Fees for multi-team meets shall be calculated as multiples of the basic fee and pided between the officials. (e.g., A tri-meet is three dual meets and the fee is 300% of the basic fee. A quad-meet is six dual meets and the fee is 600% of the basic fee.)
- The recommended regular season tournament fees shall be 100.0% divided by the number of NFHS weight classes multiplied by the basic fee multiplied by the number of bouts wrestled. This dollar figure will be divided between the officials. (e.g., 2017-2018 basic fee $63.50 divided by 14 = 5.04 per bout.)
- The fee for J.V. and 9th grade is $2.50 for all bouts wrestled. No fee shall be paid if fewer than three bouts.
- In wrestling meets where two officials would normally be hired to work (tri-meets) and only one official appears for the meet, the fee for that official shall be 300% of the dual meet fee.
In addition, every negotiated contract contains the following general terms and conditions unless otherwise noted in the statements listed above.
Terms Affecting the Fees:
- In all athletic contests when only one official appears for the game in which two officials would normally be hired to work, the fee for that official shall be one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the basic fee.
- The fee for all regional tournament games, in all sports, is to be one hundred twenty-five percent (125%) of the regular season basic fee.
- The fee for all state championship games, in all sports, is to be one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the regular season basic fee.
- A travel allowance for all regional tournament games and state championship games shall be paid to officials at the rate of forty-four ($.44) cents per mile.
Conditions of Services:
- No Board will permit its members to work for fees either less than or greater than those specified above.
- No MPA member school will pay fees to members of this Board either less than or greater than those specified above.
- Where a Board does exist, all officials are to be members in good standing with a Board of officials recognized by MPA on that sport and be qualified by the Board.
- The home school shall notify the assigner and officials as soon as possible if a contest has been changed, postponed, or cancelled. If the home school fails to notify the assigner and officials in a timely manner and the member officials arrives at the game site, the home school shall pay that member officials a cancellation fee equal to fifty percent (50%) of the regualr game fee, plus applicable travel fee. In the event of inclement weather, each member official shall be obligated to call the assigner or home school contact person prior to departing for the contest. Each Member Official will be paid a full game fee and travel allowances if a contest begins and is terminated for reasonable cause. Each Member Official shall be obligated to contact the Assigner or the Contact Person for the Home School as soon as possible prior to the commencement of any contest to which he/she has been assigned in the event that such Member Official determines that he/she will be unable to officiate the contest.
- All officials must be enrolled and qualified annually by the Board prior to the season for the sport(s) which they are to officiate during the school year and have their qualifications listed.
- All enrolled officials must comply with the regulations for uniforms as established by their Board.
- All officials will be provided with reasonable measures of safety and security at game sites.
- If an official violates or cancels his/her contract with a member school without a sufficient cause or notice, he/she will be reported to his/her Board and/or the MPA.
- If a school violates its contract without sufficient cause or notice, the officials may file a grievance with the MPA.
- Each official is guaranteed a full fee if the contest has begun and it is terminated for reasonable cause.
- When two officials are traveling from the same general area, they shall travel together and only one travel fee shall be paid, unless otherwise agreed upon prior to the game date.