Officials: Requirements and Restrictions

College Students

May serve in any capacity.

Contest Manager

No restrictions, although someone other than a participating coach is recommended. If the coach, someone else must handle all secure materials and code numbers.

Chief Official

Must be certified in Quick Recall - may not be a coach of a participating school, and, if possible, should have no affiliation with any participating school.

FPS and Composition Coordinator

Must be certified in FPS.

Head Scorer

May not be a coach or guardian of a participant.

FPS Evaluators

Must be certified in FPS. At District, unless evaluating another District’s booklets in a combined setting, may not be FPS coach or relative of student on FPS team.

At Regional Governor’s Cup, if the same person is designated to serve as both FPS evaluator and Composition reader, that person is prohibited from scoring both events in the same day.

The FPS coach may serve as the team’s evaluator in Regional or at the Governor’s Cup State Finals.

When three or fewer teams are participating in Regional FPS, neither the FPS coach nor an immediate relative of FPS participants may serve as the KAAC-required evaluator. All evaluators will score every booklet in that case.

High School Students

May serve in any Elementary capacity except Quick Recall Judge and Chief Official. High School students may serve in any Middle Grades capacity except Quick Recall Judge, FPS Evaluator and Chief Official.

Inquiry Panel Member

Should not be coach of participating team.

Proctors—Composition

May not proctor any event in which a relative participates.

Proctors—FPS

May not proctor any event in which a relative participates. FPS coaches may not proctor FPS.

Proctors—Written Assessment

May not proctor any event in which a relative participates.

Readers—Composition

Should be trained in scoring student writing. At District and Regional, may not score if a relative participates in Composition. At Regional Governor’s Cup, if the same person is designated to serve as both FPS evaluator and Composition reader, that person is prohibited from scoring both events in the same day.

Quick Recall Officials

  1. Must be certified in Quick Recall
  2. Quick Recall head coach may not be the team's required official
  3. Relatives of students participating in Quick Recall may not officiate a match involving that student
  4. Students may run buzzers or spot
  5. High school students may serve in any Elementary capacity except judge
  6. MUST be available during the entire Quick Recall event

Key Dates

Oct 15
Middle Grades

Deadline for confirming participation with KAAC

Oct 15
High School

Deadline for confirming participation with KAAC

Nov 08
Elementary

Deadline for confirming participation with KAAC

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