Officials' Advisory Committee

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.
 
2025 1 Marc Keller Admin Spruce Mountain High School mkeller@rsu73.org
2025 1 Bunky Dow AD Mount Desert Island High School bdow@mdirss.org
2025 1 Tracie Martin AD Narraguagus Jr./Sr. High School tmartin@msad37.org
2025 1 Mike LeGage AD Scarborough High School mlegage@scarboroughschools.org
2023 2 Roy Pelotte Admin Dexter Regional High School rpelotte@aos94.org
    Andrew Dolloff Ex-Officio MSSA  
 
Officials’ Fee Schedule (Proposed)

  2022-2023
Basic
2023-2024
Basic
2024-2025
Basic

Sports
 
V JV V JV V JV
Baseball 75.50 56.00 82.50 62.00 87.50 66.00
Basketball 82.00 61.50 85.00 64.00 87.50 66.00
Cheerleading 82.00 61.50 85.00 64.00 87.50 66.00
Field Hockey 77.00 58.00 83.00 62.25 87.50 66.00
Football 82.00 61.50 85.00 64.00 87.50 66.00
Ice Hockey 82.00 61.50 85.00 64.00 87.50 66.00
Lacrosse 82.00 61.50 85.00 64.00 87.50 66.00
Soccer 82.00 61.50 85.00 64.00 87.50 66.00
Softball 74.00 55.50 82.00 61.50 87.50 66.00
Swim 61.50   --- 64.00    --- 66.00    ---
Volleyball 75.00 56.50 82.50 62.00 87.50 66.00
Wrestling 79.00    --- 83.00    --- 87.50    ---
Mileage - All Officials:
$.45/mile for all miles traveled.
There shall be no travel reimbursement if total roundtrip mileage is 10 miles or less.
Mileage will be paid to any official that is designated to drive.
A 3-tier rider fee for officials riding in another vehicle will be implemented for all sports.
100-125 miles $20.00
126-150 miles $25.00
151+ miles $30.00

The Officials’ Advisory 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.

Cheering:
  1. 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.
  2. A competition consisting of two sessions at the same site or more than (12) twelve routines shall receive 200% of the basic fee. 
  3. When varsity and subvarsity teams combined in competition the competition shall be considered varsity if one varsity routine(s) competes.
Football:
  1. The fee for the clock operator shall be 80% of the varsity fee.
Swim:
  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. The starter fee will be $5 less than the basic dual meet fee (referee fee).
  4. The stroke and turn judge and other officials' fees will be $10 less than the basic dual meet fee (referee fee).
Wrestling:
  1. The fee is for dual meets.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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., basic fee $79.00 divided by 14 = $5.64 per bout.)
  4. 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.
  5. 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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The fee for all state championship games, in all sports, is to be one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the regular season basic fee.
  4. A travel allowance for all regional tournament games and state championship games shall be paid to officials at the rate of forty-five ($.45) cents per mile.

Conditions of Services:

  1. No Board will permit its members to work for fees either less than or greater than those specified above.
  2. No MPA member school will pay fees to members of this Board either less than or greater than those specified above.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 arrive at the game site, the home school shall pay that member officials a cancellation fee equal to fifty percent (50%) of the regular 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.
  5. 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.
  6. All enrolled officials must comply with the regulations for uniforms as established by their Board.
  7. All officials will be provided with reasonable measures of safety and security at game sites.
  8. 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.
  9. If a school violates its contract without sufficient cause or notice, the officials may file a grievance with the MPA.
  10. Each official is guaranteed a full fee if the contest has begun and it is terminated for reasonable cause.
  11. 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.